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EU invites Ukrainians to learn more about energy efficiency and opportunities for youth

21 February 2017
The EU Delegation to Ukraine has launched a series of ‘Discussion Club’ meetings which will take place in the cities of Lviv, Uzhhorod, Ivano-Frankivsk, Ternopil and Chernivtsi from 21 February to 1 March. This year, special attention will be paid to the topics of energy efficiency and youth…
EU expands support for urgent safety in Ukraine

EU expands support for urgent safety in Ukraine

20 January 2017
The EU is expanding its financial support for urgent safety improvement measures at the former uranium Pridniprovskiy Chemical Plant in the city of Kamyanske, for the design and implementation of remediation measures.   A new EU assistance package worth EUR 3.5 million was decided after a…
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Further biomass equipment to be installed in Moldova

19 January 2017
The EU-funded Energy and Biomass Project has presented its plans to install 49 new biomass heating systems in 2017. The plans were announced at the Moldovan Ministry of Economy on 17 January, and will build upon previous work connecting hundreds of thousands of people to safe energy.   The new…
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Eastern Partnership to develop regional energy cooperation

17 January 2017
The Eastern Partnership Platform on Energy Security has hosted representatives from the EU, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine. Participants gathered to discuss energy security, renewable energy, energy efficiency and nuclear safety at its 16th meeting in Brussels.   The…
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Energy Community Secretariat calls for Ukraine to adopt environmental directive

16 January 2017
The Secretariat has sent a formal notice to Ukraine following Ukraine’s failure to adopt adequate environmental provisions. The Reasoned Opinion notice was sent on 12 January to address the lack of complete transposition of the Environmental Impact Assessment Directive.   The deadline for Ukraine…

Ukraine: Kharkiv to reduce CO2 emissions

12 January 2017
Representatives of Kharkiv City Council, in cooperation with the EU initiative Covenant of Mayors, will start working on a Sustainable Energy Action Plan for the city of Kharkiv in February. The aim of the programme is to cut CO2 emissions by 30% by 2030, by unifying all projects under a single…

Armenia: EU approves energy plan for Yerevan

12 January 2017
The municipality of Yerevan has received an official report of the European Commission's Joint Research Centre (JRC), which has confirmed the approval of a Sustainable Energy Action Plan (SEAP) for the city.   The report contains a number of recommendations related to the housing and transport…

Georgia to develop renewable sources of energy

11 January 2017
The EU, TBC Bank and the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) are to work together to support the expansion of renewable sources of energy, through the construction of a hydropower plant (HPP) in northern Georgia. The project is in line with the strategic priorities of the…

Moldova improves transparency of electricity procurement

10 January 2017
The Energy Community Secretariat and the Ministry of Economy of Moldova have finalised the Guidelines for the Annual Procurement of Electricity on 5 January. The Guidelines state that procurement of electricity in Moldova will be monitored by a ‘Group of Observers’ which will include Moldovan…

EU facilitates further Russia-Ukraine gas sale and transit negotiations

12 December 2016
The European Commission has hosted a trilateral meeting with Russia and Ukraine on gas deliveries and transit on 9 December. The talks were chaired by Vice-President in charge of the Energy Union, Maroš Šefčovič, and were attended by Russia and Ukraine's Ministers for Energy, Alexander Novak and…