EU4ENERGY meeting maps out how to improve energy legislative and regulatory environment in Eastern Partnership countries
The first EU4Energy regional event took place on 13 October in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina, back to back with the Energy Community Ministerial Council. Bringing together representatives of Eastern Partnership countries, European Commission, Energy Community Secretariat, International Energy Agency and Energy Charter Secretariat, the meeting served to present the draft annual and multiannual work programmes and discuss the next steps.
Ministerial Council Approves Georgia’s Accession to the Energy Community, Adopts New Environmental Legislation
The 14th Energy Community Ministerial Council unanimously approved the accession of the Republic of Georgia to the Energy Community Treaty at its meeting in Sarajevo today. The Council also took important decisions on expanding the environmental and climate dimension of the Energy Community and adopted a list of priority infrastructure projects to facilitate the integration of the pan-European energy market. "With yet another new country joining the Energy Community family, this framework for the creation of a pan-European energy system is once again showing that it is relevant and successful!" Mr. Dominique Ristori, Director General for Energy at the European Commission, said when welcoming the nine ministers from the Western Balkan countries, Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine.
Secretariat assesses compliance of national emission reduction plans
In its opinion published today, the Secretariat summarizes the conclusions of its compliance review of the draft national emission reduction plans (NERPs) submitted by five Contracting Parties. The NERPs set out how each Contracting Party plans to meet the emission limit values of the Large Combustion Plants Directive, which cover sulphur dioxide, nitrogen oxides and dust.
Energy Community Parliamentary Plenum meets in Sarajevo
The Energy Community Parliamentary Plenum met today, on the eve of the Ministerial Council in Sarajevo, under the chairmanship of Bosnia and Herzegovina. The meeting was opened by Mr Mladen Bosić, Chairman of House of Representatives of Bosnia and Herzegovina and Chairman of the Parliamentary Plenum.