Parliamentary Assembly of the Mediterranean joins Parliamentary Plenum to share best practices on legislating renewables

28 November 2018

A joint meeting of the Energy Community Parliamentary Plenum and Parliamentary Assembly of the Mediterranean took place in Skopje today. Members of Parliament shared experiences and ideas with respect to legislating a conducive legislative framework for renewables. It was underlined that they share many challenges and efforts to overcome these joint challenges together are key. 

The meeting was opened by the Chair of the Parliamentary Plenum, MP Hari Lokvenec, under the presidency-in-office of the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia. The keynote speeches of Vice Prime Minister, Kocho Angjushev, and Kreshnik Bekteshi, Minister of Economy, former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, set the scene for fruitful discussions among the legislators. 

The meeting underlined the key role of parliamentarians in providing an adequate legal, regulatory and institutional framework for the promotion of renewables, but also the need to ensure that these frameworks are harmonized. It was agreed to enhance the cooperation between the Energy Community Parliamentary Plenum and the Parliamentary Assembly of the Mediterranean in the future.

As part of their regular meeting, participants in the Parliamentary Plenum discussed a draft Report on Strengthening the Promotion of Energy from Renewable Sources in the Energy Community. The Report will be adopted at the next meeting of the Plenum scheduled to take place in the European Parliament in Brussels in February 2019.