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Energy policy

Moldova transposes two EU Directives into its national legislation

2015-12-17 - Chisinau, Moldova

The INOGATE Technical Secretariat (ITS) supported the Ministry of Economy of Moldova in developing and proposing for adoption the primary legislation acts that will transpose two EU directives into Moldova’s national legislation: Directive 2009/72/EC concerning common rules for the internal market for electricity and Directive 2009/73/EC which concerns common rules for the internal market in natural gas. The national legislation will fulfil Moldova’s requirements under the Energy Community Treaty.

The development of a draft electricity law included ITS assistance in the consultation process with national stakeholders and institutions, providing technical, regulatory and legal advice and organisation of a workshop. Comments received from the Centre for Harmonisation of Legislation and consent of the National Centre for Anti-corruption and of the Ministry of Justice were also included, as well as ensuring that there is no potential contradiction between the draft law and other legislative acts.

A similar Draft Natural Gas Law went through a similar process of adaptation, refining and consultation with national stakeholders, making sure that there was no legislative contradiction with other Moldovan laws. It held its own one-day workshop to make these reviews and the consultation process well known throughout Moldova.

The draft new electricity package was approved by the Government of Moldova on 7 October 2015, whereas the draft natural gas package was approved on 28 October 2015. A revised complete energy package was submitted to the Ministry of Economy on 3 November 2015.

The Deputy Minister of Economy of the Republic of Moldova referred to the “long term and constructive collaboration with INOGATE” which has assisted Moldova in supporting energy sector reforms in Moldova.