The representatives of the European Union in Ukraine expressed their readiness to support our country for the reform of the coal industry. This was discussed during the first meeting Energy Minister Olha Buslavets with head of the EU Delegation to Ukraine Matti Maasikas, the press service of the Ministry of Energy and Environmental Protection reports.
Olga Buslavets said that in addition to solving the current problems of the coal industry, the ministry is beginning to develop a concept for its reform.
“We still have a strategic global task - to transform and reform the coal industry, to determine the future fate of state-owned coal mining enterprises. The most painful issue is the reform of mines in the“ single-industry towns ”, whose population is completely dependent on their work. We must put people's interests first and to ensure the energy security of the country. We want to use the experience of European and other countries that have managed to successfully solve similar problems," she said, adding that negotiations are currently underway on support from Germany, the World Bank and other international partners.
Matti Maasikas assured representatives of the ministry that they are ready to meet at the EU mission, discuss problematic issues and provide Ukraine with support for the successful implementation of the reform.
As we reported before, DTEK Energo company decided to suspend the work of Pavlohradvuhillya enterprise and the ore-processing plants due to the deteriorating situation in Ukraine's energy sector.