On 14 July 2022, the Secretariat initiated dispute settlement procedures against three Contracting Parties by submitting Reasoned Requests to the Ministerial Council. The cases concern Serbia for not transposing the Connection Network Codes (Case ECS-3/22), North Macedonia for not transposing the REMIT Regulation (Case ECS-4/22) and Kosovo* for not transposing the Environmental Impact Assessment Directive (Case ECS-5/22), in line with the deadlines foreseen by the Energy Community acquis.
The Connection Network Codes set the requirements for grid connection of generators, high voltage direct current systems and direct current-connected power park modules as well as demand connection. The Contracting Parties were under an obligation to transpose these acts by 12 July 2018. The REMIT Regulation sets the rules for ensuring wholesale energy market integrity and transparency. It was to be transposed by the Contracting Parties by 29 November 2019. The latest set of amendments to the Environmental Impact Assessment Directive had to be transposed by the Contracting Parties by 1 January 2019.
All requests for information should be addressed to the Legal Counsel at [email protected] or +43 1 535 2222 24 and should make reference to the relevant case numbers.
* 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.