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Secretariat publishes its 2019 implementation report. now available online

Published 18 November 2019

Author The Energy Community Secretariat


Moldova Moldova  on 22 November 2019

ANRE adopts a natural gas code, an electricity network code and two relevant Regulations that transpose the gas and electricity Network Code Regulations.

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Serbia Serbia  on 19 November 2019

Serbia submitted the Secretariat its third Annual Report under the Energy Efficiency Directive.

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Ukraine Ukraine  on 5 November 2019

The third Annual Report under Directive 2012/27/EU on Energy Efficiency was submitted to the Energy Community Secretariat. 

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North Macedonia North Macedonia  on 29 October 2019

Government’s Decree on operation of the organized market operator, including the necessary technical, staffing and financial conditions, was adopted.

Moldova Moldova  on 23 October 2019

Third Annual Report under the Directive 2012/27/EU on Energy Efficiency was submitted to the Energy Community Secretariat.

Montenegro Montenegro  on 17 October 2019

At its 139th session, the Government of Montenegro adopted the Law on Protection from the Negative Impact of Climate Change.

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Ukraine Ukraine  on 7 October 2019

NEURC approves the preliminary certification decision on Ukrenergo.


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North Macedonia North Macedonia  on 4 October 2019

The Мinistry of Economy submitted the third Annual Report under the Energy Efficiency Directive

Georgia Georgia  on 3 October 2019

With Order № 1-1/481, NREAP was approved by the Ministry of Economy and Sustainable Development.

Kosovo* Kosovo*  on 2 October 2019

The Energy Efficiency Agency submitted the third Annual Progress Report as required by the Directive 2012/27/EU on Energy Efficiency together with final drafts of the 4th NEEAP and National plan for increasing the number of nearly zero-energy buildings.

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    Beyond the mere legal aspects, the Energy Community Regulatory School is dedicated to deliver practical insights and share experience made on EU level. Praxis oriented, interactive and in-depth discussions will be in the core of the training courses tailor made for the Contracting Parties’ regulators.

    The Secretariat began with the Energy Community Regulatory School training in late 2017. There have been 10 training courses so far, six more are planned for 2019. The training is an ongoing activity. 

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  • Western Balkan Six Initiative

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    Under the Western Balkan 6 Initiative, the six Energy Community Contracting Parties in Southeast Europe have strengthened their efforts to develop a regional electricity market in the Western Balkan Region and beyond. Under a process steered by the Energy Community Secretariat, the WB6 countries are removing step-by-step the existing legislative and regulatory barriers and enhancing the institutional structures necessary for the functioning of the market in line with the Energy Community Treaty and relevant EU acquis.

    At the same time, the WB6 countries agreed to step up the uptake of measures to render their energy sectors more sustainable via the implementation of the actions under the Energy Community Sustainability Charter. 

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  • EU4ENERGY Governance

    EU4ENERGY Governance

    Under the EU4ENERGY Governance Project managed by the Energy Community Secretariat, three Energy Community Member countries – Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine, one Observer – Armenia, and two neighbouring countries - Belarus and Armenia are receiving enhanced assistance to reform their legal and regulatory frameworks in line with the Energy Community Treaty and EU best practice.

    The Project covers gas, electricity, energy efficiency and renewables issues and aims to improve the investment climate for key energy infrastructure projects. It is part of a wider EU4ENERGY Programme.

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  • Dispute Resolution and Negotiation Centre

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    The Secretariat’s Dispute Resolution and Negotiation Centre provides high-quality services in negotiation and mediation of investor-state disputes and offers negotiation support to national authorities in their negotiations with private parties. The Centre also facilitates the swift closure of dispute settlement cases under the Energy Community Treaty via tailor-made negotiation and mediation facilities.

    A group of experienced negotiators covering a wide-range of expertise supports the work of the Centre. 

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    The tool provides basic project data, technical and financial information as well as tracks the projects' overall realisation. The interactive map application provides up-to-date information on the geographic location of each project. 

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