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23 Apr 2014 Secretariat transmits its case against Serbia for failure to comply with gas unbundling rules to the Ministerial Council

Today the Secretariat submitted a Reasoned Request to the Energy Community Ministerial Council seeking its decision on Serbia’s failure to comply with gas unbundling rules of the Second Energy Package in Case ECS-9/13. The Ministerial Council could take a decision on Serbia’s breach of its obligations under the Energy Community Treaty on 23 September in Kyiv, Ukraine.

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22 Apr 2014 Secretariat initiates dispute settlement procedure against Ukraine for failure to adopt State aid legislation

Today the Energy Community Secretariat sent an Opening Letter to Ukraine in accordance with Article 12 of the Rules of Procedure for Dispute Settlement. In the Opening Letter, the Secretariat takes the preliminary view that Ukraine failed to fulfil its obligations under the Energy Community Treaty by not adopting legislation prohibiting State aid and enforcing that prohibition.

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18 Apr 2014 Energy Community Regulatory Board underlines the importance of the establishment of the Coordination Auction Office in South East Europe

At the Energy Community Regulatory Board (ECRB) meeting on 15 April in Athens, President Branislav Prelevic underlined the significance of the Coordination Auction Office in South East Europe (SEE CAO), established on 27 March, as the first truly practical regional project in the 8th Region. Mr Prelevic called on the national regulatory authorities to actively push their transmission network operators (TSOs) to comply with the legal obligations under the Energy Community Treaty to establish a regionally coordinated capacity allocation and congestion management procedure.

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15 Apr 2014 Secretariat presents draft for a new Gas Law to Ukraine

Today, Director Janez Kopač presented the Secretariat’s proposal for a new Gas Law that would, if adopted, transpose the Third Energy Package in the gas sector in Ukraine to the Deputy Minister of Energy and Coal Industry of Ukraine, Mr Ulyda Vadym. The deadline to transpose the Third Energy Package into Ukrainian law is 1 January 2015 in accordance with the Energy Community Treaty.

 
15 Apr 2014 Workshop participants discuss gas network codes implementation in the Energy Community

Today, the Secretariat hosted a workshop in cooperation with the European Network of Transmission System Operators for Gas (ENTSOG) on the two gas network codes adopted in the EU thus far: Congestion Management Procedures and Capacity Allocation Mechanisms. The target audience was the Transmission System Operators (TSOs) from the Contracting Parties, while Regulators and Ministries were also invited to participate.

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