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  • German Galushchenko discusses restoration of Ukrainian energy sector and corporatization of Energoatom with European Commissioner Kadri Simson
    Ministry of Energy of Ukraine, posted 28 February 2023 14:45

    During an informal meeting with EU energy ministers in Stockholm, Minister of Energy of Ukraine German Galushchenko spoke with European Commissioner for Energy Kadri Simson.

    The Minister of Energy informed about the plans and details of rapid restoration of the energy system and emphasized that Ukraine planned to restore its energy sector using modern technologies, guided by the principles of decentralization. The parties also discussed priorities for the future, primarily the assistance to be provided by international partners.

    The European Commissioner, in turn, praised the work of the Ministry of Energy aimed at supporting the functioning of the energy system in times of war.

    According to Kadri Simson, Europe will continue to support Ukraine as long as it is needed. Concrete ways have been discussed in which the EU will continue to demonstrate its solidarity in the coming months.

    German Galushchenko drew attention to the threatening situation at the temporarily occupied Zaporizhzhia NPP and emphasized the need for more rigorous pressure from the international community on the aggressor country. In particular, the parties discussed sanctions in the nuclear sphere.

    Despite the war, Ukraine continues to reform the corporate governance of state-owned enterprises. The Verkhovna Rada passed a law on corporatization of SE NNEGC Energoatom.

    During the meeting, the Minister of Energy of Ukraine and the European Commissioner agreed to create a subgroup within the existing International Advisory Council under the coordination of its co-chair Kadri Simson to support the corporatization process of Energoatom, involving the best experts from the world’s leading nations and international organizations.

    “We strive to make Energoatom the most modern, efficient and transparent company, a world leader in nuclear energy,” emphasized German Galushchenko.