EnC’s new dispute settlement procedures against North Macedonia and Serbia

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The Energy Community (EnC) Secretariat submitted Reasoned Requests to the Ministerial Council against Moldova, North Macedonia and Serbia for the lack of transposition of the Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) Directive 2014/52/EU amending Directive 2011/92/EU on the assessment of the effects of certain public and private projects on the environment. The deadline foreseen by the Energy Community acquis for transposition was end of 2018. This is a routine procedure of the Energy Community for countries that have not complied with the directives.

In March, the Secretariat of the Energy Community initiated proceedings to resolve disputes against Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo, Northern Macedonia and Serbia for non-compliance with the upper limits of the NERP (National Emission Reduction Plans) for the reporting years 2018 and 2019.

In the case of Serbia, the biggest challenge is to harmonize the upper limit of sulfur dioxide, while Northern Macedonia faces problems with the ceiling for sulfur dioxide and dust. Bosnia and Herzegovina and Kosovo have not met the upper limits for all three polluters.

Source: capital.ba


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