Presentation of Albanian Centre for Energy Regulation and Conservation - ACERC
ACERC is a think tank centre with focus in Albania energy market and its integration on 8th Regional Area & EU IEM. The ACERC mission aim to provide a qualified contribution to the promotion of the liberalization and the effective integration as well as the efficient use of energy resources.
ACERC main activities profiles briefly consists in the release reports, articles and periodicals. In cooperation also with collaborates the offering of the activities that support capacity building of market actors, such as national and regional seminars, trainings and conferences. Initiatives completed by advocating in the energy sector promoting a forum called in Albanian School of Regulation.
On Tuesday 6 October, the European Court of Justice invalidated the EU/US Safe Harbour Agreement for not-so-safe EU personal data sharing. In other news, the Council’s position on Data Protection Directive law enforcement is expected shortly as trialogues are still ongoing on the counterpart Regulation. Roaming charges will be abolished by 2017, but the Parliament needs to rubber stamp those and work out the whys and wherefores of how details will be managed. Seven Digital Single Market consultations are still on the table, amongst them platforms and geo-blocking. Finally, Commissioner Oettinger’s copyright proposals are to be revealed in next two months.
The new provisional Winter Package has been agreed on, it is now up to Member States to fully implement it. European Vice-President, Maroš Šefčovič, is to present on the 18th of November a first-ever Communication on the State of the Energy Union. Leading journalist on energy, Hughes Belin, also tells us that the Heating & Cooling strategy for Europe is now likely for early next year, and about the Commission’s update on the SET-plan, followed by the informal Energy Council on the 23rd of September. All the details in this month’s Energy Briefing.
On Wednesday 9th September Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker used his first ever State of the Union address to set out radical plans for tackling the refugee crisis. Under his proposals, 160,000 refugees arriving in Italy, Greece and Hungary would be distributed across all member states (except the UK, Ireland and Denmark which are exempt from EU asylum policy). Juncker also called for a 1.8bn Euro trust fund to help potential African migrants find jobs and stability in their own countries, and said asylum seekers should have the right to work while their applications are being processed.
The mammoth 72-minute speech also touched on:
the Greek crisis
Securing a fair deal for the UK to avoid a potential Brexit
Transparency in negotiations over the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP)
The President of the Management Board at
the Croatian Hydrocarbon Agency, Barbara Dorić, will make an important
announcement during the 4th Balkans
Oil & Gas 2015 Summit.
As official partner, I wanted to share
with you the exclusive video Ms Dorić has recorded in order to invite to be
there and find out the details
around the Second Licensing Round of Croatia, including legal framework,
number and location of blocks, fiscal regime and geology.
Europe: what's next? European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker, elected last year by Parliament based on the outcome of the European elections, is to deliver his State of the European Union speech in plenary on September 9 2015, from 9.00 CET.
The Florence School of Regulation presents: Jean-Michel Glachant's Energy Today no.017 16 July 2015 recorded online
Walter Boltz is executive director at E-Control, Europe’s leading gas regulator. Here he talks with Jean-Michel Glachant about the nature and benefits of solidarity in European gas policy.
“…I don’t think that in the foreseeable future Europe will be speaking with one voice, because the actual interests of European counties varies widely.”
“There is this principle of solidarity but as the discussions bout the restructuring of Greek debt has shown, there are limits to solidarity and the solidarity levels is seen differently in different regions in Europe. I think what has become clear in the gas world is that certain amount of solidarity is in the interest of everybody because individually we are weaker than jointly. ”
“The stress tests have shown that if everybody tries to optimise his own national situation, the overall a significant number of citizens will be denied gas access. Whereas if we share the resources we have, then almost everybody is better off.”
EU &WBs / Albania Energy Broadcast is part of the Albanian Centre for Energy Regulation and Conservation - ACERC. The project is going under the direction of the Adv. Lorenc Gordani, PhD, that is also committed as the Executive Director and Legal Energy Market Advisor at the ACERC.
Main areas of the expertise of director covers the academic didactics, the applied research and legal strategic expertise in the EU energy law and policy for industry, government, international institution and interest groups with particular focus on the market design and related policy issues, concerning the promotion of a sustainable integration of energy market in the WBs.