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  • Multidimensional technical dialogue between Ukraine and the EU in progress: implementation of industrial emissions legislation is among the most pressing issues

    The Ministry of Environmental Protection and Natural Resources of Ukraine and the European Commission's Directorate-General for the Environment (DG ENV) held a technical dialogue between Ukrainian and European experts. The key topic of the consultations was the implementation of EU legislation on industrial emissions in Ukraine.

    "The European Commission's recommendation to start negotiations on Ukraine's accession to the EU is a landmark decision for our country. So we have to keep up the pace and continue to adapt our legislation with EU law. That is why the experience of European countries in reducing and controlling industrial pollution is important to us. russia is trying to destroy our industrial potential, while we aim to rebuild everything according to new standards in line with the Green Deal," said Yevhen Fedorenko, Deputy Minister of Environmental Protection and Natural Resources of Ukraine.

    The Green Deal and the reduction of industrial pollution in Europe are based on Directive 2010/75/EU on industrial emissions. By implementing its requirements, European countries have managed to reduce industrial pollution by 75%.

    It is also crucial for Ukraine to implement such approaches. This is one of our obligations to become a full-fledged EU member.

    Work in this area is ongoing - draft law No. 6004-d has been adopted in the first reading. The Ministry's team, together with German partners, is working on the translation of the Best Available Techniques and Management Practices to be used to rebuild our industry..

    "We have already translated and published 10 reference documents on the best available technologies and management methods used in the EU. For their further approval at the national level, the Ministry of Environmental Protection and Natural Resources has set up 6 sectoral working groups," said Viktoriia Kyreieva, Deputy Minister of Environmental Protection and Natural Resources of Ukraine.

    Other issues raised during the consultations included the following:

    • implementation in Ukraine of Directive 2015/2193 on the limitation of emissions of certain pollutants into the air from medium-sized combustion plants;
    • implementation of Directive 2012/18/EU on the control of the threats of major accidents involving the use of hazardous substances (Seveso-III Directive).

    The meeting also featured a presentation of the Ukrainian National Pollutant Release and Transfer Register, discussion of its further integration with the European Register, and Ukraine's steps to implement the provisions of the Minamata Convention.

    This is the fourth dialogue between Ukrainian and European experts since February 2023, when this format of cooperation was announced by Ruslan Strilets, Minister of Environmental Protection and Natural Resources of Ukraine, and Virgijunius Sinkevičius, EU Commissioner for the Environment, Oceans and Fisheries.

    During this time, consultations have been held on the implementation of horizontal and water legislation of the EU, as well as on waste management.