Ukraine’s Mission to EU Welcomes Gas Directive Adoption
The news rules provide more transparency for gas delivery inside the EU
The Mission of Ukraine to the EU welcomes the adoption of the Gas Directive amendments by the European Union Council, their press office reports.
“Mission of Ukraine welcomes the adoption of the Gas Directive amendments, which is of great importance for trilateral Ukraine – EU – Russia negotiations on gas transit. The gas directive amendments aim at closing a legal gap in the EU’s regulatory framework and boosting competition in the gas market. After the entry into force, the EU’s internal gas market rules, such as ownership unbundling, third-party access, non-discriminatory tariffs and transparency requirements, shall apply to pipelines to and from third countries, including Nord Stream 2,” the statement said.
The Ukrainian diplomats said that the EU member states have nine months from the Directive’s entry into force to transpose the new rules into national law.
“We count for good faith, consistent and effective implementation of the EU gas law provisions that are critical to ensure the equal treatment of Ukrainian Gas Transportation System and Nord Stream 2 project within the scope of EU law. Today’s step proves that the EU member states share responsibility and demonstrate solidarity on the key principles of the European gas market and the Energy Union,” the statement said.
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