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EU energy body blasts Kosovo’s deal with US company over new power plant

14.06.2018

Vienna, dtt-net.com – The Secretariat of Energy Community today has criticized the deal between the Kosovo government and the US Contour Global agreement of building a new power plant and related power purchase agreement between the two saying that it constitutes state aid which is contrary to EU energy rules.

The Vienna-based body also said that “other potentially critical elements in the set of contracts concluded in December 2017 include exemptions from taxes and customs duties, state guarantees, and the transfer/lease of land below market price.”
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Italian minister says EU gas pipeline TAP ‘pointless’ for Italy

08.06.2018

Rome/Tirana, dtt-net.com – New Italian Environment Minister Sergio Costa considers the Trans-Adriatic-Pipeline (TAP) - which will bring gas from Azerbaijan to Balkans and the EU - as of 2020 ‘looks pointless’ to Italy and will be reviewed by the new ruling coalition in Rome.
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EBRD launches energy efficiency programme in Macedonia

24.04.2018

Skopje, dtt-net.com - The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) in cooperation with the Energy Community Secretariat today launched a Green Economy Financing Facility (GEFF) in Macedonia designed to provide loans to households for energy efficiency improvements in the residential sector.
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EU energy body takes infringement case on Bosnia’s environmental impact assessment of thermal power plant further

19.03.2018

Vienna/Sarajevo, dtt-net.com – EU’s energy body, the Energy Community Secretariat has launched infringement procedures against Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH) over breach of environment rules related to a planned thermal power plant.
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Ex-minister of Germany to mediate Serbia-Kosovo power grid dispute

08.03.2018

Berlin/Pristina, dtt-net.com – Germany is sending its former environment minister, Klaus Töpfer, to Belgrade and Pristina, in a new attempt to solve row between Serbia and Kosovo over Kosovan electricity grid, which according to ENTSO-E is causing system frequency deviation from the mean value of 50 Hertz to Europe’s synchronized high voltage electricity network.
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W. Balkans countries not making sufficient progress on energy reforms, EU body says

06.02.2018

Ljubljana, dtt-net.com – The Secretariat of Energy Community said that Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH), Kosovo, Macedonia, Montenegro and Serbia are not making sufficient efforts in implementing energy reforms to meet EU set agenda.
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Albania urged to reform energy sector

31.01.2018

Tirana, dtt-net.com – Albania must continue with energy sector reforms, the Director of the Energy Community Secretariat Janez Kopac told today Albanian officials.
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Russia using it energy power to increase influence in Western Balkans, report says

25.01.2018

Sofia/Belgrade, dtt-net.com – Russia is using its energy power to increase its political and economic influence in the Western Balkans region, especially in Serbia and Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH), an Bulgarian think-tank said in a report.
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Kosovo opposition party calls on parliament to vote down deal with US fund for new power plant

25.01.2018

Pristina, dtt-net.com – Kosovo’s biggest political party today called on the national parliament to vote against a recently agreed deal between the government and an US fund for construction of new power plant assessing the deal as heavy damaging from financial aspect to Kosovan taxpayers and budget.
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Construction of EU gas pipeline in Albania, Greece continues to progress well

10.01.2018

Tirana, dtt-net.com – The consortium of the Trans-Atlantic-Pipeline (TAP AG) said that half of the pipeline route in Albania and Greece is already restored to ‘original condition or better’.
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Kosovo signs deal for construction of new coal-fired power plant with US company

21.12.2017

Pristina, dtt-net.com - Kosovan government signed a commercial agreement with the US company Contour Global for construction of a new 500 MW coal-fired power plant.
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EU secures another pipeline for new gas supplies to lessen dependence from Russia

06.12.2017

Brussels, dtt-net.com – On top of the Tran-Adriatic-Pipeline (TAP) which will bring gas from Azerbaijan as of 2020 to Europe, the European Union is advancing with a new similar project which will secure more supplies of gas from Israel and Cyprus waters through Greece to reach the Italy and the rest of EU as of 2025, as the European bloc is determined to diminish its gas dependence from Russia.
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Serbia’s gas imports from Russia up for 26 percent

01.12.2017

Belgrade, dtt-net.com - Gas imports of Serbia from Russia have increased for 26.2 percent during January-November this year comparing to the same period of 2016, according to the data of Russian gas giant Gazprom.
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Bosnia and Macedonia still failing to comply with EU energy rules

07.11.2017

Vienna, dtt-net.com – The Secretariat of Energy Community - an EU energy body - said that Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH) and Macedonia are not complying with Energy Community Treaty.
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Serbia to build largest wind farm in the W. Balkans

18.10.2017

Belgrade, dtt-net.com - The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) and the International Finance Corporation (IFC) are providing a €215 million loan to ?ibuk 1 wind farm, the largest wind project in Serbia and the Western Balkans to date.
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Council of Europe scolds Macedonia over new electoral code aimed at media reporting

Russia reiterates support to Serbia over Kosovo

EU donates €6 million to Bosnia over migration

Serbia’s President in favour of ‘delineation’ of borders with Kosovo Albanians

UK joins Germany against ideas for border changes of Kosovo and Serbia, while US tight-lipped

Ex-Trump associates lobby for pro-Russia main Serb party in Bosnia

Kosovo president fuelling confusions with border changes demands

Support to Macedonia’s main ruling party falls (poll)

Kosovo opposition parties say President Thaçi not up to task for talks with Serbia

Kosovan Serb indicted of war crimes

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