Secretariat Welcomes European Parliament’s Resolutions on Enlargement Progress Reports

The European Parliament has recently adopted resolutions on the 2019-2020 Commission enlargement progress reports on Albania, Kosovo*, North Macedonia and Serbia. On the basis of the Secretariat’s expert input in the drafting phase, the Parliament stressed the need for continued reforms in line with Energy Community obligations for creating a …

The COVID-19 Crisis Has a Profound Impact Also on the Energy Sector

In three reports published today, the Energy Community Secretariat assesses the current status of financial liquidity of the electricity sector; compiles information about support from International Financial Institutions and commercial banks; and measures taken by energy regulators to address the ongoing issues, concluding that the COVID-19 crisis has a profound impact …

Energy Community Launches E-Forum for Gas Distribution System Experts

Since 2016, the Energy Community Coordination Platform for distribution system operators for gas (ECDSO-G) convenes twice per year.  Following requests for more regular communication and to deepen the level of discussion during 2019, the Secretariat launched a web-based interactive discussion forum. Its purpose is to facilitate discussion, experience sharing, exchange …

Montenegro Continues to Take Major Steps to Reduce GHG Emissions

Following the adoption of the Law on Protection from the Negative Impacts of Climate Change in December 2019, Montenegro continues to lead the way in the Energy Community in the establishment of a complete system required to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, protect the ozone layer and adapt to climate …

Energy Community Calls on the Balkans and Ukraine to Scrutinize Subsidies to Coal

In June 2019, the Energy Community Secretariat published a study on analysing and quantifying direct and hidden subsidies to support the coal sector in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo*, Montenegro, North Macedonia, Serbia and Ukraine during the period 2015-2017. The Secretariat sent a follow-up preliminary assessment of these subsidies under the …

Procedure Against Serbia for Lack of Adoption of a National Emission Reduction Plan

Today, the Secretariat of the Energy Community sent an Opening Letter to Serbia to address the incomplete implementation of the Large Combustion Plants Directive. The Directive took effect on 1 January 2018 in the Energy Community. For existing large combustion plants, two alternative implementation avenues exist: either compliance with the …