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Balkan Coal Costs Lives, Burdens Economies

February 8, 2018

Balkan Coal Costs Lives, Burdens Economies 

Author: Vlatka Matković Puljić, Health & Environment Alliance (HEAL), Health and Environment Advisor for the Balkans As of 1 January 2018, the Western Balkans (Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo*, Macedonia, Montenegro and…

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February 8, 2018

Energy Community report: Weak sanction regime should be reformed

Reforming the current weak sanction regime under the Energy Community Treaty is seen as an instrument to improve the track record of the Contracting Parties in implementing the Energy Community…

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February 7, 2018

Hungarian HUPX and Serbian SEEPEX sign MoU to create new power exchange

The Hungarian Power Exchange (HUPX) and the Serbian South East European Power Exchange (SEEPEX) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) which envisages a merger between the HUPX and SEEPEX…

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ASK GIZ – interactive Q&A Platform on energy efficiency and climate protection

February 2, 2018

ASK GIZ – interactive Q&A Platform on energy efficiency and climate protection

The GIZ Open Regional Fund for South-East Europe – Energy Efficiency (GIZ ORF-EE) has launched the interactive Q&A Platform in December 2017, providing everyone interested in the topics of energy…

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January 30, 2018

EBRD: Western Balkans investment summit in February in London

The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) will be hosting the 2018 Western Balkans (WB6) Investment Summit in London, on February 26. It will be a one-day, by invitation…

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RENEXPO Water & Energy in Belgrade, April 24 - 26

January 26, 2018

RENEXPO Water & Energy fair in Belgrade, April 24 – 26

The program of this year’s biggest international Western Balkan’s trade fair with conferences, RENEXPO Water & Energy, will focus on bioenergy – biogas, biomass, hydroelectric power, wind energy, water management,…

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January 23, 2018

Energy Community endorsed five new pieces of acquis in gas and electricity

The Energy Community Permanent High Level Group has formally adopted two new pieces of acquis in gas and three in electricity. Network Codes and Guidelines are technical rules developed based…

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January 19, 2018

Energy Community initiates dispute settlement procedures, three Contracting Parties failed to unbundle DSOs

The Energy Community Secretariat opened preliminary dispute settlement procedures against Albania, Bosnia Herzegovina and Ukraine for the failure to fulfill their obligations under the Energy Community Treaty to legally and…

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EC adopts Europe-wide strategy to fight plastic pollution

January 17, 2018

EC adopts Europe-wide strategy to fight plastic pollution

As a part of the transition towards a more circular economy, the European Commission (EC) adopted the first-ever Europe-wide strategy on plastics. According to the statement of the EC, this…

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Conference on financing energy efficiency on February 1, in Bucharest

January 17, 2018

Conference on financing energy efficiency on February 1, in Bucharest

Financing energy efficiency in Romania, Hungary and Bulgaria is the title of the conference to be held in Bucharest, Romania, on February 1, 2018, that will serve as a platform…

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January 16, 2018

Switching to more market-based schemes for renewables in Contracting Parties’ interest

Janez Kopač, Director of the Energy Community Secretariat, speaks in an interview for the Balkan Green Energy News about widening the scope of the Industrial Emissions Directive’s application and launching…

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January 12, 2018

Energy Community adopted EU’s Recommendation on integrated National Energy and Climate Plans

The Contracting Parties of the Energy Community have to start preparation of integrated National Energy and Climate Plans (NECPs) in 2018 and should finalize them as soon as possible, the…

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