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Press Release: New edition of Energy Community Legal Framework now available premium

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Press Release: Ministers of energy and climate agree on joint action at informal Ministerial meeting

The first joint meeting of ministers responsible for energy and environmental/climate policy took place on 9-10 June 2017. The ministers discussed the best ways to contribute towards a low-carbon transition of the Energy Community region and endorsed the establishment of an Energy Community Climate Action Group composed of ministries responsible for energy and climate on  Full Article…

Press Release: Forum outlines path to sustainable energy future for Energy Community Members

The first Sustainability Forum took place under the auspices of the Energy Community and the Balkan Green Foundation on 9 June 2017 in Vienna. Gathering over 120 stakeholders, the Forum provided a unique platform to discuss how the region can transition towards a sustainable energy pathway.

Press Release: Ukrainian President signs Electricity Market Law transposing Third Energy Package

“On 8 June, the Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko signed the Electricity Market Law aimed at transposing the Third Energy Package in Ukraine. The law, which was drafted with the support of the Energy Community Secretariat, was adopted by the country’s parliament on 13 April.”

Press Release: Secretariat meets with new government of fYR of Macedonia

“A roadmap was agreed for the adoption of the new Energy Law that would transpose the Third Energy Package in gas and electricity and the new Law on Energy Efficiency that would ensure compliance with the Energy Efficiency and Energy Performance of Buildings Directives.”

Press Release: Athens Electricity Forum: Progress towards creating a trading region in SEE – pace with EU energy policy developments must be kept

“The Energy Community’s biggest annual conference on electricity took place on 31 May and 1 June in Athens. Gathering more than 120 stakeholders, the 22nd Electricity Forum stressed the need for the Energy Community to keep pace with EU energy policy developments in order not to widen the gap between Member States’ and Contracting Parties’  Full Article…

Press Release: Secretariat initiates a case on Ukrainian capacity allocation auction rules and their application for transit

Today the Secretariat sent an Opening Letter to Ukraine in Case ECS-08/15. The Secretariat takes the preliminary view that the existing legislation on allocating cross-border capacity and its application in Ukraine is not compliant with the Energy Community acquis communautiare related to allocation of cross-border capacity for transit.

Press Release: Secretariat’s agreement with Kosovo* regulator paves way for mutual recognition and reciprocity of licensing regime for wholesale market

The Energy Community Secretariat agreed on the application of the principles of mutual recognition of licenses and reciprocity with the Energy Regulatory Office in Kosovo*, ERO. Based on the understanding reached with ERO, German based market participant, Statkraft, can become a participant in the wholesale electricity market in Kosovo* without requiring a license.

Press Release: Bulgaria joins WB6 regional electricity market integration initiative – all neighbouring EU countries are now on board!

The Bulgarian national regulatory authority (Energy and Water Regulatory Commission), the Bulgarian transmission system operator (Electricity System Operator EAD) and the Bulgarian power exchange (Independent Bulgarian Energy Exchange EAD) have formally declared their willingness to actively participate in the WB6 regional electricity market integration initiative. The new signatories of the WB6 Memorandum of Understanding will  Full Article…

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Press Release: Group of Observers publishes report on 2017 procurement of electricity in Moldova

For the first time, the procurement of electricity in Moldova was monitored by a Group of Observers (representatives of the Energy Community Secretariat, EU Delegation to Moldova, EU High-Level Advisers’ Mission to Moldova, national regulatory authority ANRE and Ministry of Economy in Moldova). The Group of Observes was constituted based on the “Guidelines for the  Full Article…

Press Release: Secretariat and ENTSO-E agree to strengthen cooperation on regional investment planning

“The Energy Community Secretariat hosted the ENTSO-E System Development Committee, Regional Group Continental South East meeting on 11 May at its premises in Vienna. The meeting served to strengthen the cooperation between the Secretariat and the ENTSO-E Regional Group Continental South East (CSE), especially regarding regional investment planning and the selection of priority infrastructure projects.”

Press Release: Vienna Forum on European Energy Law puts spotlight on the Clean Energy Package

“The Fifth Vienna Forum on European Energy Law, which took place on 5 May at the Supreme Court of Austria, brought together over 150 experts from EU institutions, academics, and representatives from regulatory authorities alongside industry members and energy-focused law firms and consultancies.”

Press Release: Secretariat submits comments to the European Commission regarding Gazprom’s proposed anti-trust commitments

“The Secretariat generally supports the commitments proposed by Gazprom. However, the Secretariat recommends to extend the commitments also to restrictive clauses in contracts with suppliers in Energy Community Contracting Parties and to interconnection agreements at the interconnection points between Bulgaria and Energy Community Contracting Parties.”

Press Release: Energy Performance of Buildings Law in Ukraine reaches final stage of adoption

“On 28 April, Members of the Ukrainian Parliament across the political spectrum, Director of the Energy Community Secretariat Janez Kopač, and representatives of the European Commission joined efforts within the framework of the EU4Energy Governance project to support Ukraine in improving its energy efficiency legal framework.”

Press Release: Secretariat issues Opinion on the Serbian regulatory authority’s certification of gas TSO

Today, the Energy Community Secretariat published its Opinion on the certification of the Serbian transmission system operator Yugorosgaz-Transport under the Third Energy Package. In its Opinion, the Secretariat considers that Yugorosgaz-Transport can currently not be certified as envisaged by the Preliminary Decision of the Serbian regulatory authority (AERS). This is because Yugorosgaz-Transport is currently not  Full Article…

Press Release: 5th Vienna Forum on European Energy Law: One week to go!

There is just one week to go until the Vienna Forum on European Energy Law will bring together the leading decision-makers and other thought provoking speakers to discuss the latest energy issues preoccupying Europe. Taking place this year on 4-5 May, the Forum will focus on the European Commission’s new energy market design, the renewable  Full Article…

Press Release: Energy Community Parliamentary Plenum adopts joint statement

“At the Energy Community Parliamentary Plenum meeting on 25 April in Brussels, Members of the National Parliaments of the Energy Community Contracting Parties and Members of the European Parliament adopted a joint statement underlining the importance of inter-parliamentary cooperation in pursuing the objectives of the Energy Community Treaty.”

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