Energy Community Photo Competition winners are announced
Today the Secretariat published the winners of the Energy Community photo competition. The competition was judged on relevance to the competition categories, originality and creativity of expression, photo composition and quality of execution by a professional panel.
Victor Parlicov, Director General of the energy regulator in Moldova, has been suspended from office
Following today’s decision by the court of appeal in a case against the Director General of the national energy regulator ANRE of Moldova, Mr Parlicov is suspended from office for one year. This decision is a serious blow against the independence of the regulatory authority of a Contracting Party of the Energy Community. Apparently, the public as well as international organizations were prevented from attending the unusually short session of the court.
Secretariat initiates new dispute settlement case against Bosnia and Herzegovina for incomplete transposition of the Directive on energy end-use efficiency and energy services
On 3 March, the Energy Community Secretariat, acting under Article 90 of the Treaty, sent an Opening Letter to Bosnia and Herzegovina for failure to fully transpose and implement the requirements of Directive 2006/32/EC on energy end-use efficiency and energy services. The deadline for transposition expired at the end of 2011.
Exporting the Internal Market: Lessons from the Energy Community at the College of Europe, Bruges
On Wednesday, 5 March the Energy Community Secretariat’s Deputy Director, Dr. Dirk Buschle, will give a high-level lecture titled “Exporting the Internal Market – Panacea or Nemesis for the European Neighbourhood Policy? Lessons from the Energy Community” at the College of Europe in Bruges.
An Energy Community for the Future: Stakeholders call for more efficient enforcement and capacity building measures
The Secretariat has published today the results of the public consultation “An Energy Community for the Future”. In total, 38 individual respondents took part. The largest number of responses was submitted by NGOs (24), followed by submissions from governments (5), industry (3), civil society (3), international financial institutions (2) and other (1). Another stakeholder event will take place in the European Parliament on 20 March.