Ukraine and Energy Community: Still Does Not Fit

Đ•The Energy Community is a regional union of the South-Eastern European countries formed to secure social and economic stability and security of supply among its Contracting Parties. It was established in 2006 for a ten-year period term; however, the European Parliament recommended in 2013 to extend the Treaty establishing Energy Community after 2016.

Having become the fully-fledged Energy Community member, Ukraine committed to implement a whole range of European directives and regulations which would harmonise its legislation in the energy sector with European legal and regulatory framework. Changes should have been introduced in natural gas, electricity, environment, renewables sectors etc. Assessment of the dynamics of these changes makes the subject of this study.

This study is intended for the wide audience comprising government representatives (first of all, in the part that concerns recommendations on accelerating the process of acquis implementation in Ukraine), think tanks and wider audience in Ukraine interested in activity of the current government, specifically in the energy sector.