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Need For Reforms Of The Legal Framework As Precondition For A Functional Energy Market - The Law On Energy In Republic Of Macedonia
Need For Reforms Of The Legal Framework As Precondition For A Functional Energy Market - The Law On Energy In Republic Of Macedonia

Author(s): Nataša Hroneska
Subject(s): Politics / Political Sciences
Published by: Beogradski centar za bezbednosnu politiku
Keywords: Law on Energy; legal framework; energy security; Macedonia; energy market; Energy Community Treaty

Summary/Abstract: As a member of the Energy Community Treaty, Macedonia has committed itself to open its electricity and natural gas markets until 2015. This requires drafting a clear, sound and comprehensive legal framework that will transpose the EU aquis communautaire and integrate Macedonia into the regional and EU energy markets. The Law on Energy from 2006 was the first step towards reforming the Macedonian legislation in order to comply with the EU directives in the sector of energy, gradually preparing the country for future accession to the EU. After being in force for three years and seeing two sets of consecutive amendments, in 2007 and 2008, implementation of the Law on Energy has not gone as smoothly as was suggested on paper. The aim of this review is to identify major disadvantages and flaws of the current Law on Energy in Macedonia in regulating the energy market, and to address the raising voices that propose a new, sounder law on energy, in compliance with the EU legislation.

  • Issue Year: 2009
  • Issue No: 15
  • Page Range: 79-91
  • Page Count: 13
  • Language: English