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Brief analysis on the recent legislative initiatives on electrical energy and gases

Our failure to follow the commitments on energy in Romania

After six months of hilarious legislative initiatives destined to transpose the Third EU Energy Package that frightened the European Commission through lack of professionalism when they were sent in spring, the newly published proposals (in September) do not look better. We have analysed them in the current brief. They are produced in a contrary spirit to the Directives and solve the essential problems from the energy market, related to the independence and competence of the regulator; the steps for eliminating the obstacles from the free competition’s way; the protection of the vulnerable consumer through regulated prices. Moreover, the new proposals contain openings for potential shady business. One example refers to processing contracts, that aim to avoid the public procurement legislation and the duty of the state companies to sell energy in a competitive manner.

Read the brief here (RO only).

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