Western Balkans and EU News

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Brussels/Tirana, 23 January 2020, dtt-net.com – Of initial 10 bcm per year capacity of the EU’s  Trans-Adriatic Pipeline (TAP A.G.) only three member countries (Bulgaria, Greece and Italy) will be using the new gas supply from Azerbaijan as of this year for their consumers, according to the figures of the Swiss-based company, but not Western Balkans countries which complain of European bloc’s failure to finance gas interconnection grid throughout the region at this stage.


Sarajevo, 16 January 2020, dtt-net.com - The Secretariat of the Energy Community today said Bosnian authorities are in breach of state aid rules after loan guarantees to a Chinese bank for construction of Tuzla 7 coal fired power plant.



Belgrade/Vienna, 16 January 2020, dtt-net.com - The Secretariat of Energy Community today sent an Opening Letter to Serbia to address the incomplete implementation of the Large Combustion Plants Directive after failure of country’s institutions despite multiple calls made by the body.


Istanbul, 08 January 2020, dtt-net.com - The TurkStream gas pipeline is of ‘vital importance’ for economic development of Serbia, said Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic in the margins of the ceremony of official opening of the Russian gas pipeline in Istanbul today.


Sofia/Belgrade, 06 January 2020, dtt-net.com – The three countries of the Balkan region have started receiving Russian gas through the TurkStream pipeline this month, Bulgarian media reported.


Tirana, 02 December 2019, dtt-net.com – Kosovo’s Transmission System and Market Operator (KOSTT) and Albania's Transmission System Operator (OST) Monday signed an to establish a joint electricity grid system, which makes Kosovo gain its energy system independence from Serbia and at the same time integrate with that of Albania.


Podgorica, 18 November 2019, dtt-net.com – A new wind farm of 46 MWh, an investment from Maltese companies, became operational today in Montenegro.


Vienna, 18 November 2019, dtt-net.com – Kosovo, North Macedonia, Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH), Serbia and Montenegro have all failed to comply with emission ceilings with their power plants despite commitments made, Energy Community Secretariat said in a new report.


Podgorica, 15 November 2019, dtt-net.com – The Italian energy company Terna Friday made operational  the undersea 445-km long electricity inter-connector of 600 MW between the Italy and the Montenegro.


Sarajevo, 14 November 2019, dtt-net.com – The Prime Minister of North Macedonia, Zoran Zaev, today invited Russian companies to help the country with investments in gas infrastructure.