Central and South Eastern Europe Gas Connectivity

Central and South Eastern Europe Gas Connectivity

To accelerate the integration of central and south eastern European gas markets and diversify gas supplies, Austria, Bulgaria, Croatia, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Romania, Slovakia and Slovenia and the EU set up a High Level Working Group in February 2015. They were joined later by six Energy Community Contracting Parties: Ukraine, the Republic of Moldova, Serbia, the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Albania, and Bosnia and Herzegovina.

The aim of the group is to coordinate efforts to facilitate cross-border and trans-European projects that diversify gas supplies to the region, as well as to implement harmonised rules.

Objectives of the High Level Group on Central and South Eastern Europe Gas Connectivity:

  • to ensure that interconnector projects already underway in the region that are facing implementation difficulties are finalised quickly
  • to identify and jointly commit to a limited number of priority infrastructure projects in central and south eastern Europe
  • to determine all issues (e.g. regulatory, permitting, coordination, technical and financial) impeding the rapid development and completion of these infrastructure projects
  • to implement the Action Plan identifying project-specific technical, financial and regulatory measures.

CESEC Plenary and Working Groups, 28 and 29 November 2016

CESEC High Level Group, September 2016

CESEC High Level Group, July 2015

CESEC High Level Group, February 2015


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