Western Balkans, EU and World News

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Moscow/Belgrade, 20 January 2019, dtt-net.com – By expanding underground gas storages with Russia supplies Serbia is becoming a mayor gas hub in the EU aspiring Western Balkans region.

Vienna/Brussels, dtt-net.com – The Secretariat of Energy Community said that, apart of Macedonia, the rest of the EU aspirant countries in the Western Balkans region are not making sufficient progress on electricity market reforms.

dtt-net.com – Russia’s gas giant Gazprom is planning to change the initial route planned of its Turkish Stream pipeline - by avoiding Greece and Macedonia - and pass from Turkey to Bulgaria and then continue through Serbia to Hungary, Slovakia and Austria, according to Russian media.

Brussels, dtt-net.com – The EU and Algeria are working to strengthen partnership on energy sources not only on gas but also on renewable energy as the European bloc continues with efforts to diversify imports and depend less on Russian gas.

Washington/Brussels, dtt-net.com – The US and Ukraine will “keep working together” to stop the Nord Stream 2 gas project, over which EU member countries can’t find common position as eastern countries are against the Russia-Germany pipeline which makes the bloc even more dependent on Russian gas, Washington officials said.

Podgorica, dtt-net.com – A Norwegian ship started today first exploration for oil and gas in Montenegrin Adriatic sea waters.

Pristina, dtt-net.com – The world lender has refused a loan to the American Contour Global company for construction of a new lignite-fired power plant in Kosovo because of environmental concerns, World Bank’s President Jim Yong Kim announced today.

Tirana/Brussels, dtt-net.com - Albania ranks third in Europe, following Norway and Iceland, for the electricity consumption generated from renewable sources, according to the figures by EU’s statistical agency Eurostat.

Tirana, dtt-net.com – Albania and Macedonia today signed an Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for gas interconnection pipeline as the second is planning to get gas supplies from the EU gas pipeline (TAP) which passes through the first.

Sarajevo, dtt-net.com – Russian government today has asked Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH) to join the Turkstream gas pipeline, a project of Moscow aimed at increasing its gas exports to Balkans and the EU, but which hasn’t found European bloc’s support so far.