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How Far is Macedonia in Fulfilling the Requirements Under the Energy Chapter of the Acquis?
How Far is Macedonia in Fulfilling the Requirements Under the Energy Chapter of the Acquis?

Author(s): Sonja Risteska, Nataša Hroneska
Subject(s): Energy and Environmental Studies, Governance, Environmental and Energy policy, Economic development, EU-Accession / EU-DEvelopment, EU-Legislation
Published by: Analytica
Keywords: North Macedonia; EU integration; EU regulations; EU Acquis; energy; energy market; energy efficiency; renewable energy; nuclear energy; Energy; Community Treaty for Southeast Europe; Energy Law;
Summary/Abstract: Macedonia’s progress under Chapter 15 of the EU Acquis - Energy has been somewhat inconsistent over the past few years. The reforms of the energy sector are high on the Macedonian government’s agenda although their implementation started only in 2005/2006, in particular with the entering into force of the Energy Community Treaty for Southeast Europe (ECTSEE) in 2005. According to the ECTSEE’s rules member countries have to align their legislation in energy with the EU’s regulations. Therefore the reform process that started in Macedonia in 2005 has been partly successful, but it is ongoing process will most likely accelerate in the following years. The possibilities of having sustainable energy production from other alternative energy sources, such as hydro, wind, biomass or solar energy, which have a high potential for exploitation and energy production, are still there, ready to be explored. This report will investigate the positive developments and setbacks of the reforms in the energy sector in Macedonia since 2005. It will serve as a guide into what has been done so far, in which areas progress has been slower or reversed, which areas have great potential for development and what lies ahead in the development of the country’s energy market.

  • Page Count: 8
  • Publication Year: 2010
  • Language: English