Visit of Eduard Stavytskyi, Ukrainian Minister for Energy and Coal Industry, to Günther Oettinger: extracts from the joint press briefing
Type: Summary of press conference
End production: 03/05/2013 First transmission: 03/05/2013
On 3 May 2013, Günther Oettinger, Member of the EC in charge of Energy, and Eduard Stavitskyi, Ukrainian Minister for Energy and Coal Industry, gave a joint press conference after the EU/Ukraine round table on Energy.
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||Exterior view of the Berlaymont building in Brussels
||Günther Oettinger, Member of the EC in charge of Energy, and Eduard Stavytskyi, Ukrainian Minister for Energy and Coal Industry, at the press briefing
||Soundbite by Günther Oettinger (in ENGLISH): Russia is our most relevant partner exporting oil, coal and gas to the European Union markets and Ukraine is the most relevant transit partner. Today we organised a high level round table. My colleague Minister Eduard Stavytskyi from Kiev and me [managed] to integrate all the stakeholders we need, preparing decisions in 2013.
||Cutaway of a photographer
||Journalist taking notes
||Soundbite by Günther Oettinger (in ENGLISH): I think now it is time to come to some decisions. As you know Ukraine is a member of energy community since 2011 and membership brings obligations and rights. It brings some common legal obligations, namely market-based obligations to [integrate] the Ukrainian gas market in our European gas market, with our energy packages with some structural obligations but it must been win-win effect. And let me say that by the end of this process it must been win-win-win effect.
||Soundbite by Eduard Stavytskyi (in UKRAINIAN) saying that today they are addressing a very important issue on what Ukraine will be as a transit point and also how Ukraine will be supply with gas both from the EU and also supplying gas from Ukraine to the European Union. Saying that they made good progress on the part of the European Commissioner, namely over the last three years as far as the reform of the gas market in Ukraine goes.
||General view of the press briefing