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A copy of a joint letter by the head of the EU delegation to Ukraine, Jose Manuel Pinto Teixeira, Deputy Chief of the U.S. Diplomatic Mission in Ukraine Eric Schultz and World Bank Country Director for Ukraine, Belarus and Moldova Qimiao Fan, who address Ukrainian Energy and Coal Industry Minister Yuriy Boiko, has been published by the Expert weekly.

The authors of the letter say that the minister should pay attention to the fact that the projected GDP growth forecast (5% per year for the base-case scenario and 6.4% for the best-case scenario), which has been used for all calculations of an increase in power generation and consumption, does not correspond either to the statistics for previous years or to the International Monetary Fund’s medium-term forecasts (3.5%), or those of the World Bank (4%).

In addition, the draft of the updated energy strategy is not consistent with the State Environmental Policy Strategy, which is now classified as an act of law, nor with the State Target Energy Efficiency, Renewable Energy and Alternative Fuel Program for 2010-2015, which was approved by the government in 2010.

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