The Ukrainian government will continue reforms in the field of energy efficiency to the next year to obtain additional EU financial assistance in the amount of 50 million euros. This was said by Prime Minister Vladimir Groisman in a telephone conversation with the Vice-President of the European Commission Maros Sefcovic.
As the press service of the government, the parties discussed the issues of formation of an energy efficiency Fund and financial support of reforms in Ukraine.
“We are also grateful for the previous European Commission’s decision to allocate 50 million euros to support the energy efficiency Fund, and look forward to the completion of all the formalities of the negotiation before the end of the year. From my side I can assure you that the government will continue reforms in the field of energy efficiency, so that next year we can get more EU financial assistance in the amount of 50 million euros,” – said Groisman.
He recalled that in June the Verkhovna Rada passed three bills relating to the scope of the accounting of energy resources, implementation of mechanisms and technologies conservation and efficient use of energy and functioning of the energy efficiency Fund.
In September it is expected the adoption of the Charter of the Fund and the regulation on its Supervisory Board. It is planned that the members of the Supervisory Board will be elected in a separate contest, which will involve representatives of EU and international financial institutions.