May EU summit: what will be discussed and what are the expectations

May 28, 2022

Charles Michel, the President of the European Council, officially convened the EU summit on 30-31 May. The focus will be on Ukraine and the impact of the war waged by Russia, including the search for ways for Ukrainian food exports against the backdrop of the Russian blockade of ports, energy issues. What are the expectations from this summit? Can we count on real breakthroughs, including in embargo issues and unblocking of ports?

"One should expect approval of the first part of the sixth package of oil sanctions", explains Maksym Bielawski, expert of the Razumkov Center, former director for integrated communications of Naftogaz Ukraine.

Maksym Bielawski

Leading Expert, Energy Programmes

Born in 1986 in Zhytomyr oblast


Zhytomyr State Technological University (2008)

Ph.D in Technical Science (2010)

Ivano-Frankivsk National Technical University of Oil and Gas (2012)

Author of 17 patents and 100 scientific works

Work Experience:

2008 – 2011 — Operator of Gas Infrastructure Units, Controller of Gas Transmission System in Rivne Division of PJSC "Ukrtransgas"

2011 – 2017 — Leading Engineer, Deputy Head of Press-Service, Head of Public Relation Department of PJSC "Ukrtransgas"

2017 – 2018 — HR Director of PJSC "Maine Gas Pipelines of Ukraine", Advisor to the Minister of Energy and Coal Industry of Ukraine

2021 — Director of Integrated Communications of NJSC "Naftogaz of Ukraine"