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25.06.2010

Albanian parliament hosts workshop on Energy Community, with Regional Cooperation Council support

Implementation of the Energy Community (EnC) Treaty was the main topic of a workshop on Energy Community and Regional Sustainability, which took place in Tirana today. The event was co-organized by the Regional Cooperation Council (RCC) Secretariat and the Albanian national assembly, with support of the EnC Secretariat.

Albanian parliamentarians and parliamentary expert staff from the committees on industry, European integration, transport and communications participated in the seminar. The key discussion topics included the EnC Treaty as a legal framework and its implementation in Albania, market developments in the EnC, with a focus on Albania and its gas law, as well as the security and sustainability of energy supply, also in the context of climate change.

The workshop was opened by Jemin Gjana, Chairman of the Committee on Productive Activities, Trade and Environment of Albanian Parliament, Slavtcho Neykov, Director of the EnC Secretariat, and Miroslav Kukobat, Senior Expert on Infrastructure and Energy at the RCC Secretariat. 

The workshop was the third one, after Belgrade and Sarajevo, in a series of RCC events built upon the conclusions of the regional workshop “Parliaments – Support to Harmonized Energy Reforms in South East Europe”, held in Sarajevo in December 2008. The 2008 workshop initiated the process of facilitating the lawmaking and increasing the ability of parliaments to oversee their governments in the energy reform process.

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