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European Neighbourhood Policy and Enlargement Negotiations
News article25 October 2019Directorate-General for Neighbourhood and Enlargement Negotiations

Vice-President Šefčovič chairing the 4th round of political trilateral gas talks with Russia and Ukraine

On Monday 28 October, the next round of trilateral talks at political level with Russia and Ukraine on the long-term transit of gas through Ukraine post-2019 is taking place in Brussels.

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On Monday 28 October, the next round of trilateral talks at political level with Russia and Ukraine on the long-term transit of gas through Ukraine post-2019 is taking place in Brussels. Ahead of the trilateral meeting, Vice-President for the Energy Union Maroš Šefčovič will hold bilateral talks with both, the delegation of Ukraine headed by Energy Minister Oleksiy Orzhel and the delegation of Russia headed by Energy Minister Alexander Novak. The CEOs of Naftogaz and Gazprom will also be present. “I want to build on constructive spirit during our last talks when we have seen convergence of positions on some issues,” Vice-President Šefčovič has said. The talks will centre around the following areas: how to reflect EU energy rules in the future framework agreement, the appropriate length of the future contract, the necessary volumes with flexibility, and the tariffs. Previous political trilateral talks took place on 17 July 2018, on 21 January 2019 and on 19 September 2019. The trilateral meeting starts at 14:30 and will be followed by a press point by Vice-President Šefčovič at the VIP corner at 18:00. It will be transmitted live.

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