In the immediate future, it is clear that Russia’s offer for cheaper gas prices is very tempting. But gas prices are Ukraine’s strongest dependence factor on Russia. It is in this context that Ukraine needs to ask itself of the advantages of the Energy Community.
The Energy Community member countries are progressively integrating into the EU’s energy market by working towards economically viable, competitive, transparent and sustainable energy markets that are able to attract the necessary investments.
The EU is convinced that Ukraine’s Energy Community membership is very much in its own interest for four main reasons: