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Eastern Neighbourhood countries agree principles of Regional Roaming Agreement

21 November 2019
The basic principles of a Regional Roaming Agreement for the Eastern Neighbourhood countries have been agreed at the Roaming Stakeholder Meeting of the Network of Eastern Partnership Regulators for Electronic Communications (EaPeReg) held in Vilnius, Lithuania on 12 November. The working group…
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Working towards better water knowledge: Ecological classification of surface water bodies in Armenia, Azerbaijan and Georgia

20 November 2019
A regional workshop on the ecological classification of surface water bodies in the pilot areas in Armenia, Azerbaijan and Georgia was organised on 19-20 November in Kakheti, Georgia. The aim of the seminar is to provide support to the beneficiary countries in understanding and applying the…
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EU4Energy: Ukrainian Parliament takes steps to unbundle gas transmission system

20 November 2019
The Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine adopted a Law on amending several legal acts in order to unbundle the gas transmission system on 15 November. As a result, it has created the necessary conditions for establishing an independent system operator (ISO) for gas in line with the EU’s Third Energy Package…
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EU4Climate: regional workshop on working together to counter climate change

19 November 2019
Representatives from the EU’s six Eastern partner countries met in Tbilisi on 18 November to discuss their progress in mitigating climate change and adapting to its effects by introducing climate-sensitive policies and reducing greenhouse gas emissions. Organised by the EU and the United Nations…
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Energy Community report: Coal-fired power plants struggle to meet emissions standards

18 November 2019
The Energy Community Secretariat’s Annual Implementation Report published on 18 November shows that all Contracting Parties which have coal in their energy mix are not in compliance with the emission ceilings. Ukraine’s 67 plants narrowly met the emission ceilings this year, while Moldova failed to…
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Energy Community contracting parties evaluate progress of 2020 renewable energy targets

18 November 2019
This week, the Energy Community secretariat hosted three consecutive events on how to boost renewables, facilitate their integration into the energy market and enable energy transition. Finding the right policies and measures for a conducive renewables framework remains critical, as many…
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European Investment Bank allocates €7 billion for communications, renewable energy and innovation

18 November 2019
The European Investment Bank (EIB) will support new investments across Europe and around the world with €6.9 billion to improve communications, renewable energy, sustainable transport, social housing and education infrastructure. The EIB Board of Directors also approved a new energy lending policy…
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EU4Energy drives implementation of smart metering in Ukraine

11 November 2019
On 7 November, the first stakeholder meeting to launch support for the development of a plan for smart meter rollout in Ukraine took place under the framework of the EU4Energy project. Smart meters measure each consumer’s exact use of energy (i.e. gas and electricity) and automatically send the…
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Green light for negotiations on modernising the Energy Charter Treaty

11 November 2019
On 6 November, the highest decision-making body of the International Energy Charter – the Energy Charter Conference – approved a mandate, procedural issues and a timeline for negotiations on the modernisation of the Energy Charter Treaty. According to the decision, the conference establishes and…
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EU4Energy: Energy efficiency in Kyiv

07 November 2019
Today is the last chance to visit CommunTekh at the International Exhibition Centre in Kyiv. CommunTekh is a huge, annual international trade fair aimed at the housing and communal services sector. The theme of energy efficiency is a core topic of the fair, and the EU4Energy communications project…