KYIV — This story studies the links between Ukraine's pace of reforms in the field of industrial pollution and the prospects of the country for integration into the European Union, notably within the highly promising energy market.
The authors came to a clear conclusion: without transforming the economy to green principles and bringing its legislation in line with European Green directives, Ukraine cannot count on rapid rapprochement with the EU, both politically and economically.
The devastating war that Ukraine is going through right now could not serve as a cover for abandoning reforms.
Rebuilding Ukraine during and after the war should become a unique opportunity to create a new, green economy according to the best European standards, — so that Ukrainian green energy can take its well-deserved place in European energy security framework.
But official Kyiv instead is slowing down the green agenda and is considering to postpone the implementation of European directives on the environment and climate change for several years after the war ends.
Such a course of action may leave Ukraine not only outside the new model of energy security in Europe, but also deprive it of the prospect of full membership in the European Union for a long time.
- Ukraine is delaying industrial pollution reforms. What it means for Europe, UA-Energy, 28/09/2023
- Скільки коштуватиме Україні компроміс у сфері промислового забруднення, delo.ua, 28/09/2023
- Во что обойдется Украине компромисс в сфере промышленного загрязнения, delo.ua, 28/09/2023
- Co przeszkadza Ukrainie stać się europejskim hubem energetycznym, Magazyn Wieszwiecej, 01/10/2023
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