The most important thing now is to focus on implementing approved energy legislation – Johannes Baur

June has been an eventful month for reforms in the energy sector in Ukraine. The Ukrainian government approved laws on the Energy Efficiency Fund, commercial accounting of utilities, and energy efficiency of buildings, and a law on the electricity market has been signed. Ukraine also celebrated a sustainable energy week, and a number of Ukrainian cities have joined the Covenant of Mayors: an EU initiative aimed at counteracting climate change. Read more

”The EU will continue to assist in overcoming the consequences of the Chornobyl disaster”

April 26, 1986, the biggest ever world’s nuclear disaster befallen at the Chornobyl nuclear power plant. The radioactive cloud covered the neighbouring territories in Ukraine, Belarus, Russia and many other European countries. Ukraine currently estimates 2.5 million people affected by Chornobyl disaster, of which 105 000 became disabled. Dozens of thousands of people died as a result of exposure. The European Union greatly supports Ukraine in overcoming the consequences of the disaster. It becomes a topic of a conversation with Neven Mimica, EU Commissioner for International Cooperation and Development. Read more