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Arseniy Yatsenyuk meets with Vice-President of the European Commission for Energy Union
14.11.2014 | 17:05
Information and Communication Department of the Secretariat of the CMU

On Friday, November 14, Prime Minister of Ukraine Arseniy Yatsenyuk received a newly appointed Vice-President of the European Commission for Energy Union Maroš Šefčovič, who arrived to Ukraine on his first foreign visit.

The Head of Government stressed the solidarity of the positions of Ukraine and the European Union on energy security issues and accentuated the importance of further collaboration to diversify sources of energy supplies.

During the meeting Arseniy Yatsenyuk and Maroš Šefčovič singled out among the priorities of the joint activities with the EU the following: implementation of the provisions of the EU Third Energy Package, the joint upgrade and management of Ukrainian gas transportation system, as well as investments to improve domestic production of energy resources in Ukraine.

The PM highly evaluated the efforts of the European Commission to achieve an interim agreement on deliveries of Russian gas to Ukraine in the winter. Therefore, according to the Prime Minister, Ukraine and the European Union must work out in synergy to establish a long-term formula to ensure their unique energy security. It should envisage expanding internal European transit facilities that will afford to increase natural gas supplies to Ukraine along the reverse route.

 

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