Facts & figures

The energy sector in Europe and in the world has changed rapidlyCanada Goose Trillium Parkaover the last few years under the influence of trends towards globalization, liberalization, competition, de-monopolization, and strengthening of regulation in the field.

Parallel to the evolvement of European internal energy market, the true pan-European implications of the process began to unfold. As a result the EU took a more active stance in promotingCanada Goose Veste Freestyle stability and sustainable development in CEE region.

Being created in October 25 2006, European Energy Community aims at establishing a common regulatory framework for energy markets by extending the legislation, legal acts, and court decisions of the EU to the territories of participating countries. It covers the relevant fields of energy, environment, and competition of the EU legislation.

24 September 2010 Mr. Yuriy Boyko, Minister of Fuel and Energy Ukraine, and Mr. Fatmir Besimi, in his function as the Energy Community Presidency in Office, signed a Protocol on the accession of Ukraine to the Energy Community. Ukraine has a binding obligation to implement the core EU energy law and thereby put in place a sound and transparent market structure.

On 17 November 2010 the president of the EU Commission Jose Manuel Barroso has suggested Georgia to apply formally for membership to the Energy Community. So far, Georgia holds a status of observer to the Energy Community from December 2007. Energy Community Treaty sets a regulatory framework, permitting the efficient operation of energy markets and ensuring the security of permanent supply of the energy. The membership of Georgia in the Energy Community would support and reinforce Georgia attractiveness for energy investments.

In the current phase of transition in Ukraine, it is vital for law faculties throughout Ukraine to acquire and implement the EU recognized statements of the concept of energy market. The first step of reform is the process of harmonization between the Ukraine legal system and EU law. The next one is the increasing internationalization of law. Current EU practices and emerging educational standards provide a sound basis for law reform across Ukraine.

On June 7, 2007, the Parliament of Georgia adopted the Resolution on Main Directions of Georgia’s State Energy Policy, which explains the concept of the state energy policy and sets out the ways and means of its implementation. The Resolution explains that achieving the main objectives of Georgia’s state energy policy requires an appropriate legal foundation with relevant laws, legal acts, resolutions, and ordinances. Due to the lack of institutional and legal framework, studies produced by National energy efficiency center are treated as recommendations only and do not have a real influence on Georgia’s energy efficiency policy.