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Outcome of the bilateral EU-Ukraine gas meeting in Vienna

EU News 232/2015

Brussels, 27 August 2015

Today, European Commission Vice-President for the Energy Union Maroš Šefčovič chaired talks on energy security with Ukraine in Vienna. Ukraine was represented by the Minister for Energy and Coal Industries, Mr Vladimir Demchyshyn as well as the CEO from Naftogaz, Mr Andriy Kobolyev. The meeting was conducted in a constructive atmosphere and focused on the necessary actions to ensure stable gas supplies to Ukraine and via Ukraine to the EU during winter.

The meeting was organised at the initiative of the European Commission and served as an intermediate step in view of preparing for the next round of trilateral gas negotiations between the European Commission, Russia and Ukraine. Today’s meeting will be followed by a bilateral meeting with the Russian Energy Minister on 11 September in Vienna.

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File Photo: Western Balkans Summit, 27/08/2015 Discussion between Reinhold Mitterlehner, Austrian Federal Vice-Chancellor; Federal Minister for Science, Research and Economy, and Maroš Šefčovič, in the presence of Amedeo Teti, Director General of DG "International trade policy" of the Italian Ministry for Economic Development (in the foreground, from right to left) Date: 27/08/2015 Reference: P-028923/00-01 Location: Vienna - Federal Ministry for Science, Research and Economy (C)EU, 2015 URL