Towards a Sustainable Europe by 2030

Sustainable development: The Council of the European Union adopts conclusions

10 April 2019
The Council adopted a set of conclusions concerning the implementation by the EU of the United Nations' 2030 Agenda on Sustainable Development, which was established in 2015 and comprises a set of 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Given the horizontal nature of the 2030 Agenda, its…
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Belgium to support international port in Azerbaijan to update Ship Waste Management Plan

05 April 2019
On 15-18 April, an expert from the Belgian Port of Antwerp will visit Azerbaijan to provide advice and guidance to the Baku International Sea Trade Port to update its Ship Waste Management Plan in compliance with the respective EU legislation. The expert will focus on the understanding,…
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“Adopt a tree!” action organised as part of Moldova’s effort to boost renewable energy

05 April 2019
More than 70,000 willow and poplar trees have been planted in Festelita, in the Republic of Moldova, as part of the “Adopt a tree!” action. Over the course of two weeks, more than 100 residents of Festelita had the chance to plant trees. Every participant could mark his or her tree and receive an…
Natural gas pipelines in Europe, including Nord Stream 2 through the Baltic Sea

Natural gas: Parliament extends EU rules to pipelines from non-EU countries

05 April 2019
To provide legal clarity for operators and competitive gas supply for all Europeans, MEPs approved new gas market rules to bring incoming pipelines under EU law. MEPs adopted the following to all pipelines entering the EU from non-EU countries: . Gas pipelines from non-EU countries will now be…
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Ukraine and its EU neighbours agree to improve cross-border electricity trade

04 April 2019
Electricity transmission system operators and energy regulators of Ukraine and its four neighbouring EU Member States – Hungary, Romania, Slovakia and Poland – agreed to improve cross-border electricity trade at a meeting hosted by the Energy Community Secretariat in Vienna on 4 April. This will…
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EU4Energy: New electricity market rules for Georgia

04 April 2019
On 4 April, Energy Community experts conducted a workshop for Georgian partners on the development of day-ahead and intraday electricity market rules. The main aim is to analyse how the future rules for day-ahead and intraday electricity markets can be applied in Georgia. Another priority is the…
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Earth Hour 2019 in Moldova: Schoolchildren in Cantemir learn about energy efficiency

04 April 2019
More than 300 schoolchildren in Cantemir, Moldova, have attended lectures on energy efficiency on the occasion of Earth Hour 2019. The events were organised as part of the EU-funded initiative “Covenant of Mayors – Demonstration Projects” in Moldova. The children had the chance to learn about…
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Ukraine: Zhovkva switches to renewable energy to save money thanks to EU support

04 April 2019
As part of the EU-funded initiative “Covenant of Mayors – Demonstration Projects”, Zhovkva, in Ukraine, has modernised its municipal heating system, switched to biomass sources and replaced old pipes. It has also refurbished a public kindergarten and installed individual heating points in five…
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EU4Energy: Boost for energy savings in Ukraine

04 April 2019
Experts from the Energy Community Secretariat conducted a workshop on energy savings and energy efficiency for the Ukrainian authorities in Kyiv on 25 March. The main goal of the event, organised as part of the EU’s assistance to Ukraine under the EU4Energy Programme, was to discuss potential…
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EU4Energy supports transposition of gas network codes in Moldova

03 April 2019
As part of the EU’s assistance under the EU4Energy Programme, Energy Community Secretariat experts are assisting the Republic of Moldova in transposing two gas network codes from the Third Energy Package into the national legal framework. A coordination meeting with the National Energy Regulatory…