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22 October 2018

Lower wholesale energy prices translate into lower retail prices for the second year in a row

Average energy retail prices for households in the EU decreased in 2017, reflecting for the second consecutive year the decline...

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18 October 2018

Secretariat submits comments to the European Commission regarding Transgaz’ proposed anti-trust commitments

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12 October 2018

Energy Community becomes observer to UNFCCC

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Energy Community Secretariat's Dispute Resolution and Negotiation Centre Leaflet

Published September 2018

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Serbia Serbia  on 11 September 2018

Serbia sent the Secretariat a notification according to Article 5 of the Energy Efficiency Directive (Exemplary role of public bodies’ buildings). 

FYR of Macedonia FYR of Macedonia  on 1 August 2018

The regulator approved the Certification rules for transmission system operation under the Third Energy Package, as one of the first secondary acts required by the new Law.

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Moldova Moldova  on 1 August 2018

According to the Law, the Government adopted the decision on the unbundling of Moldelectrica from generation and supply activities.

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FYR of Macedonia FYR of Macedonia  on 24 July 2018

FYR of Macedonia submits the Secretariat its second Annual Report under the Energy Efficiency Directive. 

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Moldova Moldova  on 20 July 2018

Moldova becomes first Energy Community Contracting Party to adopt law transposing the Energy Efficiency Directive.

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In the
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  • Western Balkan Six Initiative

    Energy Community Western Balkan Six Initiative

    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

    Dispute Resolution and Negotiation Centre

    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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  • Infrastructure Transparency Platform

    Infrastructure Transparency Platform

    Attracting investment in energy infrastructure is one of the key objective of the Energy Community Treaty. The Energy Community Infrastructure Transparency Platform is a tailor-made tool for monitoring the implementation of Projects of Energy Community Interest and Projects of Mutual Interest.

    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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