updated: 26 May 2017

PRESS AND INFORMATION


This page provides downloadable fact sheets about the Energy Community and its activities, logos and images. It also displays key reports and speeches mapping the Energy Community’s development.

 

The regular Energy Community news on the organisation’s activities and related developments in energy policy is our key communication tool with external stakeholders. If you wish to be added to our mailing list, please write to us at administration@energy-community.org

 

For media enquiries, please contact Barbora Poyner at barbora.poyner@energy-community.org or +43 (0)1 535 2222-15.

 

FACTS  
LOGOS
KEY REPORTS
LEGAL FRAMEWORK
KEYNOTE SPEECHES 


 


 

FACTS AND FIGURES   

Energy Community

 Energy Community

Standard fact sheet about the Energy Community. Having a flyer format, the fact sheet is composed of three double-sided A4. It sums up the aims, membership, structures and key policy areas of the organisation. The version dates from Nov 2016.
 


 

Energy Community Regulatory Board

 Energy Community Regulatory Board


A complementary fact sheet on the Energy Community Regulatory Board, ECRB. Designed in a double-sided A4, the sheet describes composition, tasks and activities of the ECRB. The version dates from Jan 2015.
 

 

 

 

Country Brief – Spotlight on Ukraine

Country Brief – Spotlight on Ukraine

The Country Brief - Spotlight on Ukraine outlines the country's latest developments and the Secretariat's work to support the implementation of the Energy Community acquis. It provides up-to-date information about the recent far-reaching gas sector reform as well as an overview of the state of play of ongoing reforms in other energy sectors, including electricity and energy efficiency, and regional energy initiatives.

 

The latest third issue was released on 9 Mar 2016.

 

 

 

 




ENERGY COMMUNITY LOGOS

 

Below you have the possibility to download the Energy Community logo, the ECRB logo and the Energy Community map (status May 2013).

 

 

The Energy Community logos and the map are freely available for editorial use or for private purposes. Commercial use (advertising and other commercial exploitation) is not permitted unless written consent has been obtained beforehand from the Energy Community Secretariat (holder of the copyrights). 

 


 

KEY REPORTS 

2015

Annual Report on the Implementation of the Treaty 2015

Annual Report on the Implementation of the Treaty 2015

For the first time, the Secretariat’s Annual Implementation Report assesses the Contracting Parties’ obligations to transpose the Third Energy Package for electricity and gas, the deadline for which expired on 1 Jan 2015. Published on 8 Oct 2015, the Secretariat explictly congratulated Serbia and Albania for having fully and Ukraine partially transposed the Third Energy Package into the national legal framework.

 

This year’s report also takes a close look at the development of renewable energies. The analysis of currently implemented and planned policy initiatives using available data from 2009-2013 indicates that all Contracting Parties, with the exception of Montenegro, have not entirely met their first interim trajectories. This applies especially for Moldova, Serbia and Kosovo*.

 


 

2015

Energy Community – Tapping on its Energy Efficiency Potential

Energy Community – Tapping on its Energy Efficiency Potential

Published on 17 Jun 2015, the Secretariat's report provides a comprehensive overview of the technical assistance to support the uptake of energy efficiency, the Contracting Parties’ progress in their implementation of the relevant Energy Community acquis and the financing available from various financial institutions. 

 

By mapping out the projects, programmes and investment credit lines that support energy efficiency in the region the publication demonstrates, energy efficiency is starting to be taken seriously by an increasing number of stakeholders.

 


 

2014

The Energy Community High Level Reflection Group’s report “An Energy Community for the Future”

 The Energy Community High Level Reflection Group’s report “An Energy Community for the Future”

The Energy Community High Level Reflection Group (HLRG) was mandated by the Ministerial Council in Oct 2013 to make an independent assessment of the adequacy of the institutional set-up and working methods of the Energy Community. In its report, the HLRG concludes that achievement of the Energy Community’s ambitious goals is not possible without reforming the organisation’s legal, procedural and institutional set-up. The Group proposed recommendations in four key areas: legal perspective, investments, geographical scope and institutional set-up.  

 

 

 

2013

Energy Community Strategy and Projects of Energy Community Interest

Energy Community Strategy and Projects of Energy Community Interest

In 2011 and 2012, the Ministerial Council invited the Contracting Parties to prepare the Energy Community Strategy and the list of Projects of Energy Community Interest, (PECIs). Whilst the Strategy was prepared and approved by the Ministerial Council in 2012, the preparation of the PECI list continued in 2013. Building on the Task Force's intensive work on the methodology and assesment, the Ministerial Council approved the list of PECIs in Oct 2013.

 

In Nov 2013, the Secretariat put these two strategically important documents, the Strategy and the Final Report on PECIs, under one cover.
 

 

 

 


 


LEGAL FRAMEWORK  

 

The third edition contains the Energy Community legal framework as it stands after the Ministerial Council meeting in Oct 2012. The publication consists of three parts: the Energy Community Treaty, the energy acquis in force and a selection of amending secondary legislation.

 

The parts on electricity and gas legislation now consolidate the amendments resulting from the adoption of the Third Package and the respective Ministerial Council decision adapting it. The text of the new Renewable Energy Directive also incorporates the adaptations made by the Ministerial Council decision.

 

 

 



KEYNOTE SPEECHES

The selected speeches were held by the leading figureheads of the process. The selection begins with the foundation year 2006 and portrays well the development of the Energy Community process.  
 

Mr. Maroš Šefčovič Vice-President of the European Commission for Energy Union spoke at the celebration ceremony of the 10th anniversary of the Energy Community, marking the signing of the Energy Community Treaty  on 27 Aug in the State Hall of the Austrian National Library in Vienna.

 


 

Mr. Johannnes Hahn, Commissioner for European Neighbourhood Policy and Enlargement Negotiations, held the key note speech at the meeting with Western Balkans 6 Ministers of Energy at the Secretariat's premises on 2 Jul 2015. 


 

Mr. Janez Kopač, Director of the Energy Community Secretariat, delivered a speech on Energy Community and future Energy Union at the Energy Union Conference in Riga on 6 Feb 2015.


 

On 14 Mar 2014, Mr. Günther Oettinger, European Commissioner for Energy, delivered the keynote speech on "An energy community for the future". Mr. Oettinger took part to a parliamentary hearing organized by Professor Jerzy Buzek, MEP and Chairman of the Energy Community High Level Reflection Group.


 

On 15 May 2009, Mrs. Dr. Meglena Kuneva, EU Commissioner for Consumer Affairs, gave a lecture at the Energy Community Secretariat. For her, making energy markets work better for consumers will the the ultimate indicator of success for the Energy Community.


 

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