Prime Minister of
Ukraine Arseniy Yatsenyuk
requires the Minister of Energy and Coal Industry of Ukraine to urgently agree
and submit to the Parliament a draft law, which makes the process of obtaining
an electricity connection meet the European standards and demonopolizes
this market. The
Prime Minister said at a Cabinet’s meeting on Wednesday, 20 May.
Minister called a monopoly on the energy market in getting electricity "one
of the main problems."
He recalled that
six months ago he had instructed the Minister of Energy and Coal Industry of
Ukraine together with the National Commission for Energy Regulation and Utilities
to resolve this issue.
months, energy companies have again earned a lot of money because they have the
monopoly right to getting access to electricity and have monopoly inflated
prices. But the issue
has not been solved yet. This is
unacceptable," he stressed.
Arseniy Yatsenyuk informed that a relevant draft law "appeared
this morning, though it should have appeared six months ago":
"Moreover, a bill is not approved by anyone."
from the Minister of Energy to immediately agree and submit to the Parliament a
draft law that simplifies and brings the process of getting electricity to the
European standards - and de-monopolize this market," the Prime Minister
He said that this
week would present a head of the Antimonopoly Committee of Ukraine: "I
think that with a new head of the Antimonopoly Committee of Ukraine we will define
the key objectives of demonopolization and deoligarchisation of the country, meanwhile key monopolies
are primarily in the energy sector."
Arseniy Yatsenyuk also said that at today's session the Government
of Ukraine considers financial plans of two key energy companies - Energoatom and Ukrenergo.
He recalled that
four months ago he had instructed the State Financial Inspection, the
prosecution bodies and the Security Service of Ukraine to start the investigation
into the activity of Energoatom: "I am looking
forward to the outcome of financial audit and the results of the investigation concerning
the activity of this company."