Rapport fra Kommisjonen til Europaparlamentet og Rådet under artikkel 7 i vedtak 2006/500/EF (Traktaten om Energifellesskapet)
Rapport lagt fram av Kommisjonen 10.3.2011
BAKGRUNN (fra Kommisjonens pressemelding 10.3.2011, engelsk utgave)
Report on the European Energy Community calls for reforms to boost investments
Today, the European Commission published a report on the achievements and future challenges of the European Energy Community. The report calls for a radical change of attitude to bring about market reforms in the Energy Community countries – Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Kosovo (under UNSCR 1244/99), the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, the Republic of Moldova, Montenegro, Serbia and Ukraine. These reforms are needed to allow free competition and attract investments in ageing electricity networks and gas pipelines.
The Energy Community is an international organisation that aims at creating an integrated energy market across the region of its parties. In addition to the European Union, participating countries are Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Kosovo (under UNSCR 1244/99), the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, the Republic of Moldova, Montenegro Serbia, and Ukraine. Georgia, Norway and Turkey have the status of observers.
The Energy Community faces paramount investment challenges. In the coming years a number of existing power plants will require replacement or rehabilitation, electricity networks and gas infrastructures need modernisation and further development. Strong energy regulatory authorities are needed, with enough powers, resources and independence to ensure non-discrimination, effective competition and efficient operation of the energy market. Energy efficiency and environmental standards have to be fully applied. So far unexploited renewable energy potential should be put in use.