Providing support for the energy sector, infrastructure projects, macrofinancial assistance, and continuing cooperation with financial institutions such as KfW are key areas for cooperation between Ukraine and Germany. This was stated by Vice Prime Minister/ Minister of Regional Development, Construction, Housing and Communal Services of Ukraine Hennadii Zubko during the 10th meeting of the Ukrainian-German high-level group in Berlin.
"Germany will continue to assist in implementation of energy efficiency within the framework of the Energy Efficiency and renewable energy. In addition to financial support, Germany will provide technical assistance, technologies, technical solutions aimed at achieving the optimal balance between the cost of thermal modernization and maximum effect on energy saving. The parties agreed on a joint development of a route map for interconnection of energy system of Ukraine with the European Network of Transmission System Operators for Electricity (ENTSO-E). The German experience is very helpful. Joining the European power grid will allow Ukraine to create a full-fledged liberalized electricity market, the so-called electricity visa-free regime", Hennadii Zubko emphasized.
The Vice Prime Minister noted that the Ministry of Economic Development and Trade of Ukraine in order to bring the Ukrainian quality system closer to the European one, is launching the Twinning program of the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy of Germany in the field of standardization. This is another step towards making an important decision on the mutual recognition of conformity assessment systems.
Moreover, the parties agreed on cooperation in support of training projects for the Ukrainian economy. In particular, the project "Women in Business", as well as the so-called "4.0" for the creation of industrial clusters for medium-sized businesses.