The analysis "ENERGY - From obstacle to solution in the dialogue between Belgrade and Pristina" presented

Release date: 12.06.2019.
62103472_1578250085659239_6660138054272942080_n.jpg On June 6, 2019, the representatives of the Working Group of the National Convention on the European Union for Chapter 35 presented the analysis “From obstacle to solution in the dialogue between Belgrade and Pristina” in Kosovska Mitrovica. The authors of the analysis are Sanja Sovrlic, editor of the online portal Crno Beli Svet - CBS and Lidija Radulovic from the Belgrade Fund for Political Excellence.

Challenges in Chapter 15 in the process of Serbia's accession to the European Union, the situation in the energy sector in Serbia and problems in the implementation of the Energy Agreement signed within the dialogue in Brussels between Serbia and Kosovo. Some of the recommendations outlined by the authors relate to continuous and transparent information on international obligations in the field of energy, the drafting and adoption of integrated energy and climate plans - According to the recommendation of the EC Ministerial Council, Serbia, as well as Kosovo, should intensify work on the development of plans, and to adopt them by 2020; negotiations on energy should be continued in order to overcome the current disputes between Belgrade and Pristina in this area; Kosovo should enable the functioning of ElektroSever in accordance with the agreements that the two sides have achieved in the negotiations; Serbia should, in accordance with earlier agreements, encourage Kosovo's membership in ENTSO-E in order for Kosovo to assume responsibility for problems in the electricity sector in Kosovo.

Key findings were discussed by Ljubisa Mijačić, an expert in this field.

The analysis was prepared within the project "National Convention on the European Union (NKEU) 2018/2019" implemented by the National Convention on the EU in cooperation with the Institute for Territorial Economic Development (InTER). The project is funded by the Foundation for an Open Society, Serbia.