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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.

20 Mar 2014 An effective and strong Energy Community is essential for addressing Europe's Energy Challenges

“The Energy Community is a win-win instrument. On the one hand, cooperation with our neighbours, via the Energy Community, is a key to ensuring the EU’s energy security and affordable energy prices. On the other hand, for the non-EU states it is a precondition for economic and social stability attracting investment, securing the necessary energy supply and raising citizens’ welfare in a most sustainable way. Rendering Energy Community’s rules and institutions more effective will bring concrete benefits for all its members - from within and outside the EU” said Jerzy Buzek, at the opening of the Conference on the Future of the Energy Community held today in the European Parliament.

17 Mar 2014 Energy Community Secretariat hosts 2nd Vienna Forum on European Energy Law

The 2nd Vienna Forum on European Energy Law took place at the premises of the Energy Community Secretariat on 14 March. Over 140 experts from energy companies, regulators, governments, academia and legal firms participated in the event.

13 Mar 2014 Energy Community Electricity DSOs agree to establish a coordination platform

Energy Community Distribution System Operators (DSOs) for electricity agreed to establish a coordination platform technically supported by the Energy Community Secretariat at their meeting on 12 March in Vienna. The coordination platform will be open to all interested DSOs and in particular also to DSOs of neighbouring EU member countries.