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Energy Community opens dispute settlement procedure against Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina and Ukraine

The Energy Community Secretariat initiated ex officio preliminary dispute settlement procedures against Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina and Ukraine for the lack of unbundling of the countries’ electricity distribution system operators.  In its Opening Letters, the Secretariat takes the view that the three Contracting Parties fail to comply with their obligations under the Energy Community Treaty by (completely, partly or incorrectly) not having […]

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TAP receives around 95% of total pipes needed for construction

By Leman Zeynalova: Approximately 95 percent of the total 55,000 pipes to be used for the construction of the Trans Adriatic Pipeline (TAP) have been received in Greece, Albania and Italy, said the message from TAP AG. The last shipment of offshore line pipes has been offloaded in Brindisi, Italy, between 3 and 6 September […]

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Albania, Montenegro Eye EU Funding for Gas Pipeline

Albania’s Energy Ministry on Friday presented a feasibility study for a 618-million-euros gas corridor between Albania, Bosnia and Croatia, which it hopes the EU and US will support. Albania’s Ministry of Energy on Friday in Tirana unveiled a preliminary feasibility study for a proposed Ionian-Adriatic gas pipeline, hoping the EU may fund construction of the […]

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IAP project counts on EU, US support

The countries involved in the construction of the Ionian-Adriatic Pipeline (IAP), Albania, Montenegro, Bosnia and Herzegovina and Croatia count on the support of the European Union and the United States. The remarks were made during the meeting of the Project Management Unit for IAP project held in Tirana. Addressing the event, Albania’s Energy Minister Damian […]

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WB6 electricity report: Slow progress in establishing day-ahead markets

The Western Balkan Six (WB6) countries have been progressing in developing their electricity markets at different pace, while the regional market is still to take shape, the Energy Community Secretariat assessed in its WB6 Electricity Monitoring Report. The report was presented at the WB6 Summit in Trieste on July 12. It analyses progress made at […]

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EnC Contracting Parties in preparation of First Energy Efficiency Annual Reports

The Energy Efficiency Coordination Group Meeting (EECG), which was held on June 28 in Vienna, featured a session on monitoring and reporting on the implementation of obligations arising from the EU Energy Efficiency Directive (2012/27/EU). The Directive is to become obligatory in October 2017 for all Energy Community (EnC) contracting parties. The session addressed the needs […]

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IFC Supports Albania as it Increases Security of Energy Supplies

IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, and the Albanian Ministry of Energy and Industry have signed a Memorandum of Understanding designed to establish the day-ahead electricity market in Albania, bolster country’s electricity supplies and better connect it to the rest of Europe.  IFC will advise the Albanian government on the creation of the […]