Secretariat's 2017 report

State of implementation 2017

The question whether a Contracting Party has transposed the Third Energy Package is the deciding factor for the 2017 state of implementation assessment. Whilst six of the eight Contracting Parties have successfully completed the task, the level of implementation achieved varies greatly. More than two and a half years after the transposition deadline set by the Ministerial Council, an ongoing and persistent failure to perform prevails in Bosnia and Herzegovina and former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia.

With the exception of Serbia and former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, low progress in meeting the requirements of the Oil Stocks Directive is also characteristic for all Contracting Parties. For some Contracting Parties, the national implementation radar shows negative progress, (particularly in electricity or oil) corresponding to the continuous stagnation or delays in transposition and implementation of the acquis.

Montenegro and Serbia continue to be the leaders in implementation of the sustainability policies comprising energy efficiency, renewables, environment and climate. Yet all Contracting Parties showed progress in this area, including improved transposition in the sphere of energy efficiency, with four Contracting Parties (Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo* and Ukraine) having adopted primary legislation, which was so far missing. Transposition and implementation of the statistics acquis is fairly high in all Energy Community Contracting Parties.

Based on the indicators compiled by the Secretariat, the graphics below allow an easier identification of overall frontrunners or problems. It also shows why the winners are doing well (e.g. Montenegro and Serbia as frontrunners are performing above average in all dimensions, Albania in Electricity, Ukraine in Gas). At the same time, the chart painstakingly demonstrates the rocky road ahead in terms of implementation, even for the leaders.

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2017 Implementation Report