Statement of Director Kopač on entry into force of gas market law in Ukraine
“I sincerely welcome the entry into force of the Third Package compliant gas law in Ukraine. The gas market law came into force less than six months after its adoption by Parliament on 9 April – this is truly remarkable. As of yesterday, all private and industrial consumers can start to reap the benefits of a fully liberalised gas market, including the right to freely choose between different gas suppliers.”
Reappointment of Janez Kopač as Director of the Energy Community Secretariat
At its meeting on 22 September, the Energy Community Permanent High Level Group endorsed the reappointment of Mr Janez Kopač as Director of the Energy Community Secretariat for a term of three years starting on 1 December 2015.
Director Kopač discusses energy reforms with Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko
Director Kopač was received by Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko on 17 September in Kyiv. The extensive discussion focused on energy sector reforms in Ukraine. Director Kopač commended Ukraine on its recent adoption of the Third Energy Package compliant gas law and stressed that Ukraine’s reform efforts must continue, in particular with the adoption of missing secondary legal acts to fully implement the Gas Market Law, the Third Package compliant laws on electricity market reform and national energy regulator and with the adoption of energy efficiency legislation. The supporting role of the Secretariat was also discussed.
09 Sep 2015
7th Energy Community Oil Forum Takes Place in Belgrade
Opening the 7th Energy Community Oil Forum held on 8 and 9 September in Belgrade, Serbian Minister of Mining and Energy Aleksandar Antic underlined the high level of dependence of the Energy Community region on a limited number of external sources of oil supply and thus the region’s particular vulnerability in case of potential supply disruptions. He emphasized the importance of full transposition and implementation of Directive 2009/119/EC on maintaining minimum stocks of crude oil and/or petroleum products in the Energy Community.