Two Energy Community Contracting Parties, North Macedonia and Kosovo*, signed this week a Memorandum of Understanding on the Energy Sector. Under the Memorandum, they plan to revitalize electricity interconnection lines and potentially build a new gas interconnection, which would bring gas from nearby Skopje to Kosovo*. They also agreed to exchange experiences in the development of renewable energy sources in order to meet the requirements of the Energy Community Treaty.
Welcoming the agreement, Director Kopač said: “This Memorandum of Understanding is a key stepping stone for regional energy market integration, following the true spirit and intent of the Energy Community Treaty. What is more, the new gas interconnection would also boost much needed energy diversification in Kosovo*”.
* This designation is without prejudice to positions on status, and is in line with UNSCR 1244 and the ICJ Opinion on the Kosovo declaration of independence.