The Energy Community Secretariatand Serbian Deputy Prime Minister discuss cooperation on the energy transition
Discussions also focus on the implementation of the Clean Energy for All Europeans package adopted at the 2021 Ministerial Council in Belgrade, as well as on the development of the Serbian National Energy and Climate Plan (NECP), the phase-out of coal subsidies, and carbon pricing as a possible source of financing for the energy transition. The Secretariat raised outstanding issues related to the implementation of the acquis communautaire in the electricity, gas, and renewable energy sectors.
The Director was accompanied by Deputy Director Dirk Buschle, Head of the Electricity Sector Jasmina Trhulj, and Head of the Gas Sector Predrag Grujicic.
In the afternoon, the Energy Community delegation met with representatives of the Serbian energy regulator, the Energy Agency of the Republic of Serbia (AERS).
Director Artur Lorkowski and Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Mines and Energy Prof. Zorana Mihajlovic agreed to strengthen cooperation between Serbia and the Secretariat to advance the country's energy transition in line with the European Green Deal.