Janez Kopač, Director of the Energy Community (EnC) Secretariat, will visit the parliaments of Kosovo*, Serbia and Albania in December to present the key findings of the Secretariat’s 2017 Annual Implementation Report while Macedonian parliament is planned for early next year, Energy Community Secretariat told Balkan Green Energy News portal.
On 12th December, Kopač will present the Annual Implementation Report in Tirana, on 13th December in Pristina and on 22nd December in Belgrade. On 14 December the EnC Ministerial Council is taking place in Pristina. In November Kopač visited Parliaments of Ukraine, Bosnia and Herzegovina and Georgia.
Director of the Energy Community Secretariat Janez Kopač said that his annual visits to each national parliament in the EnC region aim to raise awareness of the state of transposition and implementation of the EnC legal framework, pinpoint potential deficiencies and inform parliamentarians of new legislation in the pipeline.
“In particular, I present the results of the Secretariat’s Annual Implementation Report, which is a sort of report card of how each country is doing in terms of compliance with the Energy Community Treaty. As a result, parliamentarians are better informed and can more effectively oversee the energy policies of governments,”, Kopač said.
For Serbia, the most problematic is complete ignorance of the Third Energy Package in the gas sector.
Kopac’s bilateral visits to parliaments in the region are complemented by the Energy Community Parliamentary Plenum which will take place on 19th December in Vienna.
The aim of the Parliamentary Plenum is to bring together Members of Parliament of Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo*, former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Moldova, Montenegro, Serbia and Ukraine as well as the European Parliament to discuss joint energy and environmental challenges and support building a fully functioning and sustainable pan-European energy market.
(Balkan Green Energy News, 05.12.2017)
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