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Press Release: Secretariat and GIZ join forces to support Bosnia and Herzegovina in Integrated National Energy and Climate Plan development

At a workshop on 5-6 February in Sarajevo, the Energy Community Secretariat teamed up with GIZ Open Regional Fund for South-East Europe – Energy Efficiency (ORF-EE) to support Bosnia and Herzegovina in the development of an Integrated National Energy and Climate Plan (NECP).

Pres Release: EU4Energy Governance High Level Policy Talks in Georgia deepen legislators’ understanding of energy sector reforms

On 1-2 February, EU4Energy Governance organized another series of High Level Policy Talks in Georgia in order to deepen legislators’ understanding of energy sector reforms stemming from the Energy Community Treaty and work towards a consensus on the key legal provisions.

Press Release: EU4Energy presents European best practices in monitoring of gas supply quality

On 28 January, Energy Community Secretariat experts presented the results of a report developed under the EU4Energy Governance project aimed at improving the regulatory environment in the Ukrainian gas market and harmonization with the EU acquis.

Press release: Secretariat publishes rules on access to dispute settlement case files

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Press release: Moldova takes over Energy Community Presidency

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Press Release: EU4Energy assists Moldova in updating energy performance of buildings calculation methodology

On 17-18 December 2018, the second meeting of the working group created in cooperation with the Ministry of Economy and Infrastructure of Moldova, aimed at updating the methodology for calculation of energy performance of buildings (EBP), took place in Chisinau.

Press Release: Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia becomes first Contracting Party to support the High Ambition Coalition in global climate negotiations

Yesterday, former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia supported the High Ambition Coalition, signing up to the “Statement on Stepping up Climate Ambition”. The instrument brings together developed and developing countries sharing the highest level of ambition in the international climate talks. The statement was endorsed by Mr. Jani Makraduli, Deputy Minister for Environment and Physical Planning of Macedonia. The Secretariat strongly supports former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia in its climate ambitions.

Press Release: Energy regulators across Europe and the Eastern and Mediterranean region sign cooperation arrangement

A signing ceremony held in Vienna, Austria, brought together the Presidents of three regional associations of energy regulatory authorities. Presidents Garrett Blaney of CEER, Giorgi Pangani of the ECRB and Gülefşan Demirbaş of MEDREG signed a Cooperation Arrangement that will strengthen regulatory cooperation between energy regulators across Europe through to the Mediterranean, South East Europe and Black Sea regions.

Press Release: Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia becomes first Contracting Party to join the High Ambition Coalition in global climate negotiations

Yesterday, former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia became the first Energy Community Contracting Party to join the High Ambition Coalition, signing up to the “Statement on Stepping up Climate Ambition”. The instrument brings together developed and developing countries sharing the highest level of ambition in the international climate talks. The Secretariat strongly supports former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia in its climate ambitions.

Press Release: Georgian Deputy Minister of Economy visits Energy Community Secretariat

Today, Director Kopač held a working meeting with Ms Natia Turnava, Deputy Minister of Economy and Sustainable Development of Georgia, at the premises of the Energy Community Secretariat in Vienna. The meeting focused on Georgia’s progress in reforming its energy sector in line with the country’s obligations under the Energy Community Treaty.

Press Release: Energy Community side-event highlights challenges and opportunities in shifting to a just, low-carbon transition at COP24 in Katowice

On 10 December 2018, the Energy Community Secretariat, with the support of the Polish Government under the COP24 Presidency, held the side-event “Shifting to a low-carbon economy: Just transition pathways in the Energy Community and beyond” at the twenty-fourth session of the Conference of the Parties (COP24) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) in Katowice. For the first time, the Energy Community Secretariat participated to the climate COP as an observer organization.

Press Release: Energy regulators across Europe and the Eastern and Mediterranean region sign cooperation arrangement

A signing ceremony held in Vienna, Austria, brought together the Presidents of three regional associations of energy regulatory authorities. Presidents Garrett Blaney of CEER, Giorgi Pangani of the ECRB and Gülefşan Demirbaş of MEDREG signed a Cooperation Arrangement that will strengthen regulatory cooperation between energy regulators across Europe through to the Mediterranean, South East Europe and Black Sea regions.

Press Release: Energy Community side-event highlights challenges and opportunities in shifting to a just, low-carbon transition at COP24 in Katowice

On 10 December 2018, the Energy Community Secretariat, with the support of the Polish Government under the COP24 Presidency, held the side-event “Shifting to a low-carbon economy: Just transition pathways in the Energy Community and beyond” at the twenty-fourth session of the Conference of the Parties (COP24) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) in Katowice. For the first time, the Energy Community Secretariat participated to the climate COP as an observer organization.

Press Release: Energy Community Regulatory Board sets priorities for upcoming year, takes stock of 2018 deliverables

At its 41st plenary meeting, the Energy Community Regulatory Board (ECRB) set out its objectives and priorities for the upcoming year. The Work Programme 2019 includes the continuation of monitoring reports on gas and electricity wholesale and retail markets and transparency of the gas sector. A deeper focus will be put on the implementation of new acquis, in particular the Third Package gas and electricity network codes, and the provision of coordinated regulatory input to support electricity market coupling.

Press Release: Secretariat launches EU4ENERGY project to update natural gas transmission tariff methodology in Georgia

On 5 December, the Georgian National Energy and Water Supply Regulatory Commission (GNERC) hosted the launch of the EU4Energy technical assistance project to support Georgia in updating its gas transmission tariff methodology in compliance with the provisions of the Network Code on Harmonised Tariff Methodologies adopted on 28 November 2018 in Skopje by the Energy Community’s Permanent High Level Group.

Press Release: Energy Community Secretariat, NARUC and USAID join efforts to support energy regulators in gas market design

A three-day workshop hosted by the Energy Community brought together national regulatory authorities to share best practices with respect to gas market design and natural gas transmission grid codes. The workshop was organized together with the National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners (NARUC) and sponsored by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID). Over the three days, the workshop explored the regulators’ roles in facilitating gas infrastructure development, network integration and cross-border trade. The review and approval of network development plans and transmission grid code development were in focus, supported by presentations from regulators and other technical experts as well as case studies.

Press Release: 16th Energy Community Ministerial Council adopts key energy infrastructure projects, sets direction for adopting 2030 energy and climate targets

Today’s 16th Ministerial Council took key decisions for the future of the Energy Community under the chairmanship of H.E. Kreshnik Bekteshi, Minister of Economy of former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia. Opening host speeches by Prime Minister H.E. Zoran Zaev and Deputy Prime Minister H.E. Koco Angjushev underlined that energy has no boundaries and regional cooperation is of greatest importance. As a boost for regional energy market integration, the Council adopted twenty-one infrastructure projects of regional significance, which will also enhance security of energy supply, increase energy efficiency and the uptake of energy from renewable sources. The ministers also agreed to re-open negotiations on amendments to the Treaty establishing the Energy Community which, once adopted, will help enhance market integration between Energy Contracting Parties and EU Member States.

Press Release: Secretariat and Bosnia and Herzegovina sign settlement agreement regarding Ugljevik 3 ahead of the Ministerial Council

Another successful mediation was conducted under the auspices of the Energy Community Secretariat’s Dispute Resolution Centre, this time as part of the dispute settlement procedure in case ECS-1/15. In case ECS-1/15, the Secretariat took the view that the permitting procedure of the planned thermal power plant Ugljevik 3 in the Republika Srpska entity of Bosnia and Herzegovina failed to comply with the provisions of the Environmental Impact Assessment Directive.

Press Release: Parliamentary Assembly of the Mediterranean joins Parliamentary Plenum to share best practices on legislating renewables

A joint meeting of the Energy Community Parliamentary Plenum and Parliamentary Assembly of the Mediterranean took place in Skopje today. Members of Parliament shared experiences and ideas with respect to legislating a conducive legislative framework for renewables. It was underlined that they share many challenges and efforts to overcome these joint challenges together are key.

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