How prepared are we, legally and institutionally, to cope with an energy crisis? Even if we somehow managed to “muddle through” during 2022, in fact, the region that is most exposed to Russia’s energy blackmail lags well behind the implementation of European directives and regulations. Regionally, Romania fares relatively well on paper – but that, ···
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Energy Transparency Index
Transparency in the Energy Sector: Are We Prepared for the Winter Crisis?
Together with our colleagues from Dixi Group Ukraine, Watchdog.MD Moldova and World Experience for Georgia, Expert Forum participated in a comparative study on the transparency in the energy sector, as of 2021. One of the goals was to see to what extent EU membership contributes significantly or not for good governance in the sector, compared ···
Expert Forum joins the regional Energy Transparency Index for the new edition in 2021
The International Energy Transparency Index, developed by Dixi Group Ukraine, expands the range of participating countries and becomes an established practice in the region. For the first time, Romania will join the watchdog project which so far provided monitoring and recommendations for the energy sectors of Ukraine and in 2020 was scaled up to Moldova ···
WAR BY OTHER MEANS. REGIONAL ENERGY POLICY
Kremlin’s Energy Policy as a Channel of Influence. A comparative assessment.
Case studies from Ukraine, Moldova, Georgia, Romania and Hungary The EU has been increasingly caught up in its own internal struggles over the past years – migration, populism, Brexit – and is facing fundamental challenges to its core principles and values from problematic member states such as Poland, Hungary or Romania. Russia stands only ···
REPORT. War by other means. Kremlin’s Energy Policy as a Channel of Influence
April 11 2019, 16.00 Location: Permanent Representation of the Czech Republic to the EU (Rue Caroly 15, 1050 Brussels) The report WAR BY OTHER MEANS. Kremlin’s Energy Policy as a Channel of Influence. A comparative assessment will be launched in Brussels on the 11th of April 2019 at the at 16.30 at the Permanent Representation of the ···
Romania, Georgia, Ukraine and Moldova
National Energy Regulators: A Comparative Assessment
The following report analyzes the capacity (governance and performance) of energy (gas and electricity) regulators in Moldova, Georgia and Ukraine and “benchmarks” them to the Romanian energy regulator. Energy regulators in countries that follow EU’s Energy Directives of the Third Energy Package – EU members, as well as members of the Energy Community and countries ···
The Ungheni-Chisinau pipeline
Interconnecting Moldova’s energy sector: how can we help?
Moldova depends 100% on the Russian gas and 80% on the electricity produced in Transnistria based also on Russian gas. In 2014, Romania and Moldova launched with great fanfare an interconnector (Iasi-Ungheni) that promised a relevant alternative to Gazprom for Moldovan consumers. A year and a half later, the pipe is used far below capacity, covering ···