Energy Policy and EU Enlargement

The following CEE-countries are candidate or potential candidate countries for EU accession:

  •     Albania Candidate country
  •     Bosnia and Herzegovina Potential candidate
  •     the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia Candidate country
  •     Kosovo* Potential candidate
  •     Montenegro Candidate country
  •     Serbia Candidate country
  •     Turkey Candidate country

Countries who intend to become a member of the European Union have to deal with the EU's enlargement policy.The requirements for EU membership are strict and include a compliance with the EU's standards and rules. Among the issues concerned by the requirements is the regional cooperation that deals among others with energy. 

The Energy Community Treaty was installed in 2006 with the aim to create:

  • an integrated energy market promoting energy trade in the Western Balkans
  • integration with the EU market
  • improved security of supply.

The Energy Community is situated in Austria and focuses on market liberalisation, environment, energy efficiency, capacity building and social dialogue.

Further Reading

Albania
Bosnia & Herzegovina
Bulgaria
Croatia
Estonia
Hungary
Latvia
Macedonia
Moldova
Montenegro
Romania
Slovak Republic
Slovenia
Turkey
Ukraine

This page offers information and latest news on energy in central and eastern Europe.

The information is prepared in the frame of a project financed by the Federal Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry, Environment and Water Management.