Anton Antonenko, vice-president of the DiXi Group, has commented upon the Energy Efficiency Directive of the EU and its implementation in Ukraine.

Anton Antonenko claims that “the Directive is a complex document and summarizes the requirements towards the final level of energy efficiency, the expemplary role of the public buildings, energy saving etc. This corresponds to the EU narrative and represents “eurointergation” in the field of energy efficiency”.

Following the expert, “Ukraine would rather implement the Directive through a separate bill”, which is being prepared now.

Read more (in Ukrainian).

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The Institute for Economic Research and Policy Consulting (IER) has published a new issue of Monthly Monitoring of Trade Facilitation in Ukraine #12. 

In this issue:

– a new procedure for the control of foreign vessels;

– process of joining Ukraine the WCO CTS;

– governmental agreements  between Ukraine and Canada;

– plans of setting up an export credit agency;

– WTO agreement on trade facilitation.

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The Institute for Economic Research and Policy Consulting (IER) has released a new monthly issue of the Macroeconomic Forecast Ukraine No.10 (97).

In this issue:

In the second half of 2015, economy of Ukraine stabilised and bounced back slightly from lows observed in the first half of the year. Inflation slowed down and exchange rate remained under control. We expect that contraction of economic activity will decelerate further by the end of year. This would reflect adjustment of companies to new operating conditions, a degree of recovery in real incomes since May as well as low statistical base in the end of 2014. Overall, we expect GDP to drop by 11.2% in 2015. In particular, real gross value added in Luhansk and Donetsk oblasts is projected to fall by about 37% in 2015 adding 3.7 percentage points to fall in GDP. GDP for other oblasts is projected to decline by 8.3%.

In the latest issue of Environmental Policy and Law, you will find out about:

  • Energy community and environment: failing to comply with international commitments again;
  • Environmental protection through the prism of the local elections;
  • the recent regulatory activities of the Ministry of Ecology and Natural Resource of Ukraine.

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DiXi Group issued the new issue of weekly analytical report  UKRАЇНСЬКА ENERGЕТИКА (October 26 – November 1, 2015).

In this issue:

– Does Russia succeed in demostration of energy diplomacy;

– On what gas imports does Ukraine make stake;

– What obstacles remain in implementation of gas market reform;

– How does new gas market work;

– How does the situation with coal change and what work continues in the nuclear energy sphere;

– Which effect can scandal on Krasnolymanska mine cause;

– How will high tariffs affect customers;

The experts of the Institute for Economic Research and Policy Consultations (IER), Olga Krasovska and Veronika Movchan have released the expert opinion “Export Landmarks of Ukraine: What Do We Strive For”.

Following Olga Krasovska and Veronika Movchan, “When one talks about increasing of export capacity of Ukraine, one emphasizes the need to strive for export of high-technology products, high added value products, and products with high level of processing”. It is an attractive perspective, because high-technology, high added value, and high level of processing are indeed the important export landmarks.

The Institute for Economic Research and Policy Consulting (IER) has published a new issue of Monthly Monitoring of Trade Facilitation in Ukraine #11. 

In this issue:

– a new procedure for the control of foreign vessels;

– process of joining Ukraine the WCO CTS;

– governmental agreements  between Ukraine and Belorus;

– newly opened ports;

– plans of setting up an export credit agency;

– facilitation of the customs procedures.

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Andreas Umland, Senior Research Fellow at the Institute for Euro-Atlantic Cooperation at Kyiv (IEAC) has published an analytical article “How the West can help Ukraine to insure foreign direct investment against political risks”.

Institute for Economic Research and Policy Consulting (IER) has published a new issue of the newsletter “Information of the WTO members” No.68.

Іhor Burakovsky, an expert of the Institute for Economic Research and Policy Consulting (ІЕR), warns that Ukraine might stay without money from the IMF unless Ukraine implements terms and conditions of the Memorandum of Economic and Financial Policies.