During a mission to Skopje on 9 and 10 March, Deputy Director Dirk Buschle discussed the state of reforms in the sphere of energy and climate with the Minister for Economy, Mr. Kreshnik Bekteshi and the Minister for Environment, Ms. Kaja Shukova. The discussions focused on the launch of the organized electricity market in May and North Macedonia’s regional integration, unbundling of the gas transmission system operator Nomagas, the state of the revision of the National Energy and Climate Plan (NECP) and compliance with the Energy Community’s environmental norms.
In an address to the Committee for Economic Affairs of the Parliament of North Macedonia chaired by Mr. Dime Velkovski, Deputy Director Buschle focused on the country’s and the Energy Community’s upcoming challenges. “As in other European countries, fast-tracking the green transition will help North Macedonia overcoming the effects of the energy price crisis and dependency. With a significant increase in renewable energy lately and a second interconnector for gas in preparation, the country is in good shape to move to the next level. The transition will be further facilitated by stronger regional integration of markets, projects and policies under the Energy Community.”
Country Desk Officer and Senior Energy Lawyer Rozeta Karova joined the Deputy Director on his mission.
status: 10th week / 2023
Deputy Director in Skopje
Parliament of North Macedonia, 10 March 2023