updated: 25 Nov 2014

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25 Nov 2014 Director Kopač addresses Energy Community Prime Ministers

On 24 November, 17 Prime Ministers from 9 EU Member States and all Contracting Parties that participate in the Central European Initiative gathered in Vienna to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the organisation that accompanied the transition of Central and Eastern Europe, like the Energy Community. On this occasion, Director Kopač was invited to address the prime ministers by Austria as the hosting country. He presented achievements of the Energy Community and the future challenges related to the discussions on the Pan-European Energy Union and the reform proposals based on the report of the High Level Reflection Group “An Energy Community for the Future”, chaired by Professor Jerzy Buzek.

24 Nov 2014 Secretariat and the energy reforms coalition discusses Ukraine’s progress in acquis implementation

In a meeting with experts and civil society organisation representatives from Ukraine, united as the Energy Reforms Coalition, the Energy Community Secretariat discussed how implementation of the EU energy rules provides a solution to the energy security dilemma which embraces Ukraine.

21 Nov 2014 Secretariat submits Third Package compliant gas law to Moldova

The Secretariat submitted today a draft gas law to the Moldovan Ministry of Economy. The draft ensures compliance with the Third Energy Package in the natural gas sector and reflects the key regulatory specificities of the Republic of Moldova.

20 Nov 2014 Energy efficiency monitoring and reporting tool developed for the Energy Community to be exported to the EU

The European Commission under its Horizon2020 programme has selected for financing the project “multEE”, which aims at disseminating the IT tool for monitoring and verification of energy savings and reporting on meeting the targets set in national energy efficiency action plans developed within the Energy Community Energy Efficiency Working Group. The implementing consortium comprises 9 partner countries from Northern, Central, Eastern and Southeastern Europe and is led by Deutsche Gesellschaft für Technische Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH. GIZ Open Regional Fund Energy Efficiency has supported the development of the monitoring and verification platform software that is already running in Croatia and is currently being tested in former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Serbia, Kosovo*, Albania and Montenegro.

19 Nov 2014 Joint Eurelectric-Energy Community workshop proposes recipe to create an investor friendly area

A Eurelectric workshop titled “Europe’s 8th energy region: investing to integrate Europe and ensure security of supply”, organised together with the Energy Community Secretariat, took place today in Brussels. The workshop brought together experts from the public and private sectors to discuss how the investment climate in the Energy Community region could be improved.