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  • Polish experience will help Ukraine integrate into European markets and strengthen the resilience of the energy system: Yaroslav Demchenkov
    Ministry of Energy of Ukraine, posted 06 July 2023 14:30

    Deputy Minister of Energy Yaroslav Demchenkov held a working meeting with representatives of the delegation of the Polish Union of Entrepreneurs and Employers (ZPP) led by its Vice President Marcin Nowacki.

    The parties discussed Polish-Ukrainian cooperation in the energy sector and strengthening the role of public-private partnership in the process of reconstruction and reform of the Ukrainian energy sector and attracting foreign investment.

    Yaroslav Demchenkov stressed that Poland had a successful experience of European integration, which was accompanied by significant economic growth. The country has become one of the leaders in the implementation of infrastructure projects, particularly in the transport and energy sectors.

    “The Polish example is indicative for Ukraine in terms of how the country, integrating into the EU, strengthens itself by implementing European business practices,” the Deputy Minister said.

    The parties discussed the importance of cooperation at the level of the governments of Ukraine and Poland, as well as the exchange of knowledge and support for Ukraine as an EU candidate country and the application of Polish experience in European integration.

    “Interaction at the government-to-business and business-to-business levels is also important. Relevant projects of common interest may emerge in the context of coal phase-out. Both Ukraine and Poland are implementing decarbonisation policies. Both countries are facing the fact that the production of climate-neutral energy requires balancing systems and a flexible energy system. This is also a prerequisite for the development of distributed generation and energy efficiency in all sectors of the economy. This is another area where we can work together,” stressed the Deputy Minister.

    During the meeting, the parties discussed ways to achieve synergies in the joint use of new technologies in the energy sector, in particular to strengthen the security of the energy system in both the electricity and gas sectors.

    The parties also discussed investments in localising the production of equipment needed for the energy transition.