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Press Release: EU4Energy to help tackle emissions caused by incineration and co-incineration of waste in Ukraine

On 18 September 2018, EU4Energy launched a technical assistance project to support Ukraine with its obligations under the environmental dimension of the Energy Community Treaty. In cooperation with the Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources of Ukraine, the Energy Community Secretariat will assist the development of draft legislation in the field of industrial emissions, as set out by Directive 2010/75/EU.

Press Release – Energy Community: Secretariat participates in the first meeting of the Dniester Commission

Yesterday, Deputy Director Dirk Buschle and Senior Environmental Expert Peter Vajda participated in the inaugural meeting of the Commission for Sustainable Use and Protection of the Dniester River Basin in Chisinau, Moldova. The Secretariat’s focus in working with the Commission will be on environmental issues related to the operation of existing as well as the construction of new hydropower plants on the Dniester river, and to help ensuring compliance with the acquis communautaire in this respect.

Press Release: Director visits Georgia and Armenia to discuss state of energy reforms

On Monday, a delegation of the Energy Community Secretariat, headed by Director Kopač, met with the newly appointed Georgian Minister of Economy and Sustainable Development, Giorgi Kobulia, and his team to discuss the ongoing pace of energy reforms in Georgia. The key focus of the discussions was the state of the draft laws on energy, renewables, energy efficiency and energy performance of building, co-designed with the Secretariat.

Press Release: Energy Community and the association of Mediterranean Transmission System Operators agree to strengthen cooperation

Representatives of the Energy Community Secretariat and the association of Mediterranean Transmission System Operators, Med-TSO, reflected on possible opportunities for tightening cooperation between the countries of the Energy Community and the Mediterranean region at a meeting held at the Secretariat’s premises in Wien, last Thursday 13 September. “Having common members, common infrastructure and the common target of creating a well-connected regional electricity market does not only give us a basis but calls on us to closely cooperate”, Director Kopač underlined.

Press Release: Secretariat opens dispute settlement procedure against Moldova for lack of transposition of emissions control legislation

On 5 September, the Energy Community Secretariat initiated an ex officio dispute settlement procedure against Moldova for the lack of transposition and implementation of legislation related to the emissions of large combustion plants.  In its Opening Letter, the Secretariat takes the view that the lack of national environmental legislation in Moldova to curb emissions into the air is a breach of obligations under the Energy Community Treaty.

Press Release: Energy Community prepares for implementation of network code on harmonised transmission tariff structures for gas

The Secretariat published the results of a project simulating the possible effects of the future application of the EU Network Code on Harmonized Transmission Tariff Structures for Gas. It is expected that the European Commission will table a formal proposal for adoption of the code in the Energy Community by the end of 2018 based on a (preliminary) text agreed by the relevant working group in May this year.

Press Release: Launch of the Energy Community Summer School Alumni Association

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Press Release: Third Energy Community Summer School kicked off: 40 young talents learn how to handle the challenges of the energy transition

For the third year in a row, the Energy Community Summer School gathers forty postgraduate students and young professionals from a record 26 countries to train and inspire the next generation of energy leaders. This year’s edition takes place from 25 August to 1 September 2018 in Split, Croatia.

Press Release: Secretariat initiates case on failure to ensure third party access on Hungary-Serbia gas interconnector

Today, the Secretariat sent an Opening Letter to the Republic of Serbia in Case ECS-13/17. The Secretariat takes the preliminary view that by the continuous failure to ensure unrestricted non-discriminatory third party access to the Horgoš interconnection point on the border between Serbia and Hungary, the Republic of Serbia fails to comply with the obligations under the Energy Community acquis for ensuring non-discriminatory third party access to the natural gas transmission system.

Press Release: Moldova becomes first Energy Community Contracting Party to adopt law transposing the Energy Efficiency Directive

Yesterday, the Parliament of Moldova adopted a new Energy Efficiency Law aimed at transposing Energy Efficiency Directive EU/2012/27. This brings to an end a nearly two-year process in which the Energy Community Secretariat was strongly involved to ensure the law’s compliance with the Energy Community energy efficiency acquis.

Press Release: WB6 regional electricity market integration continues in Vienna

On 2-4 July, the Energy Community Secretariat held a series of meetings focused on regional day-ahead market coupling, cross-border balancing and coordinated capacity. The WB6 stakeholders continued activities to put in place the necessary legal, institutional and technical prerequisites to advance the creation of a regional electricity market in the Western Balkans.

Press Release: Secretariat opens dispute settlement procedure against Serbia for breach of Third Energy Package unbundling rules

On 3 July, the Energy Community Secretariat initiated an ex officio preliminary dispute settlement procedure against Serbia for breaching the unbundling and certification rules of the Third Energy Package in the gas sector. In its Opening Letter, the Secretariat takes the view that by certifying Yugorosgaz-Transport under the independent system operator (ISO) model without fulfilling the corresponding obligations regarding unbundling, Serbia fails to comply with its obligations under the Energy Community Treaty.

European, Energy Community and Mediterranean Energy Regulators Further Intensify Cooperation

Yesterday’s first trilateral workshop of the Council of European Energy Regulators (CEER), the Energy Community Regulatory Board (ECRB) and Mediterranean Energy Regulators (MEDREG) kicked-off future closer cooperation of the three regional regulatory bodies. The event follows a series of previous joint activities and events, among which common reports on quality of supply.

Press Release: European, Energy Community and Mediterranean Energy Regulators Further Intensify Cooperation

Yesterday’s first trilateral workshop of the Council of European Energy Regulators (CEER), the Energy Community Regulatory Board (ECRB) and Mediterranean Energy Regulators (MEDREG) kicked-off future closer cooperation of the three regional regulatory bodies. The event follows a series of previous joint activities and events, among which common reports on quality of supply.

Press Release: Ukrainian Regulator and TSO bring discussion on the amendments to the Gas Transmission Code before the Energy Dispute Resolution Centre (EDRC)

Today, JSC Uktransgaz (the Ukrainian gas TSO) asked, and the Ukrainian National Energy and Utilities Regulatory Commission agreed, for EDRC to facilitate their negotiations over implementation of the amendments to the Ukrainian Gas Transmission Code which are supposed to enter into the force by 1 August 2018.

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