ENERGY COMMUNITY AND UKRAINE: OBJECTIVES, PRIORITIES AND PROBLEMS OF COOPERATION

  • Oleksandr Sukhodolia

Abstract

The paper evaluates preliminary results of Ukraine’s accession to the Treaty establishing the Energy Community. Taking into account a resistance of current institutional and organizational structure to changes, the paper evaluates the effectiveness of the Energy Community legal framework in stimulating process of reforms in Ukrainian energy sector and transition to new principles of the energy market functioning.

The decision-making process of Ukraine’s accession to the Energy Community and adaptation of legislation to taken commitments was considered through the prism of interests of actors. This view allowed explaining the problems that prevent a full and timely implementation of acquis communautaire into practice of governance and principles of energy markets functioning.

The effectiveness of some tools of the Treaty that were used in order to stimulate reforms, such as «binding decision-making», «monitoring of obligation implementation»,

«coordination and solidarity in crisis situations», was evaluated. Examples of projects implementation, such as supplying natural gas from the EU to Ukraine (so called «reverse supply» routes), illustrate the importance of the «solidarity» tool and the role of the Energy Community in strengthening energy security of the EU and Ukraine.

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Published
2018-08-21
How to Cite
Sukhodolia, O. (2018). ENERGY COMMUNITY AND UKRAINE: OBJECTIVES, PRIORITIES AND PROBLEMS OF COOPERATION. Strategic Priorities, 39(2), 13-26. Retrieved from https://niss-priority.com/index.php/journal/article/view/154