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07 Dec 2016 Secretariat announces support measures for regional electricity market creation in the Western Balkans

The Work Programme for the provision of technical assistance to Western Balkan 6 Contracting Parties for supporting the creation of a regional electricity market was published today. It is aimed at removing the existing legislative and regulatory barriers and enhancing the institutional structures necessary for the functioning of the market in line with the Energy Community Treaty. The project “Technical Assistance to Connectivity in the Western Balkans - Component 2: Regional Energy Market” is funded by the European Union and implemented by the Energy Community Secretariat.

21 Nov 2016 Conference generates debate on Nord Stream 2 Project and its impact on Europe

A conference organized by the Energy Community Secretariat together with the Embassy of the Republic of Poland in Vienna assessed the potential impact of the Nord Stream 2 pipeline project. Bringing together over 140 participants from business, government, academia and civil society, the event fundamentally examined the future of energy governance in Europe. Ambassador of the Republic of Poland in Vienna, Artur Lorkowski, and Director of the Energy Community Secretariat, Janez Kopač, opened the event.

11 Nov 2016 Dispute Resolution and Negotiation Centre welcomes implementation of settlement agreement between Gas Natural Fenosa and the Government of Moldova

The Dispute Resolution and Negotiation Centre, attached to the Legal Unit of the Secretariat, welcomes the implementation of the settlement agreement signed between Gas Natural Fenosa and the Government of Moldova on 3 June 2016. The agreement, which was facilitated by the chair of the Centre, Dirk Buschle, ended a months-long dispute linked to the recovery of electricity tariff deviations.

10 Nov 2016 Serbian Energy Minister briefs Secretariat on state of play of Srbijagas unbundling

Yesterday, Director Janez Kopač held a working meeting with Minister of Mining and Energy of Serbia, Aleksandar Antić, at the premises of the Secretariat. The discussion focused on the restructuring of Srbijagas. Minister Antić informed the Secretariat that the unbundling of Srbijagas was proceeding in line with the action plan adopted by the Government of the Republic of Serbia on 11 October 2016. At the meeting, it was recognized that for this process it is very significant to have established a system of monitoring and regular reporting between JP Srbijagas, the Ministry and the Secretariat.

27 Oct 2016 Director Kopač briefs energy experts on latest developments in South East Europe and Eastern Partnership countries

Director of the Energy Community Secretariat, Mr Janez Kopač, presented the state of play of the latest energy sector developments in the Contracting Parties to the Energy Community, plus Armenia, Belarus and Azerbaijan at the fifth energy diplomacy experts meeting organised by Slovenia’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs on 25 October 2016 in Ljubljana.



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