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South-East Europe parliamentarians prepare Joint Declaration on future of energy efficiency in Energy Community

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Members of parliament (MPs) from the Energy Community (EnC) contracting parties in South-East Europe (SEE), in collaboration with representatives of the Network of the Schools of Political Studies, prepared a Joint Report on the future of energy efficiency in the Energy Community, following the adoption of the Clean Energy for all Europeans package at the 3rd South-East Europe Parliamentary Forum on Energy Efficiency and Climate. Based on the proposition by SEE parliamentarians who attended the Forum, the report was deemed a Joint Declaration.

The Joint Declaration, consolidating inputs by Members of parliament from Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro, Kosovo, North Macedonia, and Serbia was also presented at the Energy Community Parliamentary Plenum, which was held back to back with the 3rd South-East Europe Parliamentary Forum on 19 February in Brussels. After the implementation of the envisaged procedure, the document will be formally adopted by the Energy Community.

 

The 3rd South-East Europe Parliamentary Forum was organized by the GIZ Open Regional Fund for South-East Europe – Energy Efficiency (ORF-EE), in cooperation with its partners – schools of political studies – on behalf of Germany’s Federal Ministry of Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ).

 

The Joint Declaration encourages the contracting parties of the the Energy Community to take on a proactive approach to achieving energy efficiency objectives by the set deadline in 2020, taking into account that a large number of obligations from the EU have not yet been fulfilled by SEE countries, also taking into consideration the short period left for meeting the objectives.

 

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