This publication has been produced by the Energy Reforms coalition in the framework of the project «Improving implementation of Ukraine’s commitments within the Energy Community through enhancing impact of civil society», implemented by the DiXi Group NGO jointly with the Resource & Analysis Center «Society and Environment» with the assistance of the European Union and the International Renaissance Foundation. The content of this publication can in no way be taken to reflect the views of the European Union.успільство і довкілля» за фінансової підтримки Європейського Союзу, А ТАКОЖ МІЖНАРОДНОГО ФОНДУ «ВІДРОДЖЕННЯ». Зміст дослідження не є відображенням офіційної позиції Європейського Союзу.

The European Union is made up of 28 countries and the people of those countries. It is a unique political and economic partnership founded on the values of respect for human dignity, freedom, equality, the rule of law and human rights. Over more than fifty years we have created a zone of peace, democracy, stability and prosperity on our continent while maintaining cultural diversity, tolerance and individual freedoms. The EU looks to share its values and achievements with neighbouring countries and peoples and those farther afield.

The major challenge for Ukraine will be the way from adoption of reforms to their practical implementation. If the process of adopting new “rules of the game” in energy sector is already commenced on the level of laws and regulations, their implementation is still the challenge for the government, business and the public. While addressing this challenge, it is very important to monitor implementation and to prevent distortion of concepts and values, which are envisaged by the European legislation and which are the aim of reforms.