Stano: Energy road map running late

NEWS 07.10.202213:14

Implementation of the energy agreement between Kosovo and Serbia is delayed due to technical aspects, said European Union (EU) spokesperson Peter Stano, adding that the EU has asked Belgrade and Pristina to deal with this matter without any further delay, KoSSev reported.

There are certain technical characteristics at stake, Stano said in a written reply to Albanian Post when asked about the delay in the implementation of the agreement on energy in the north of Kosovo, the so-called Roadmap that was agreed upon this summer.

Stano said the EU is working with all involved parties to find ways to overcome the current delay in implementation and that the EU offers instruction on responding to open issues.

He said the EU is facilitating the dialogue between the parties, but that the final responsibility for the successful implementation of energy agreements and roadmap rests with the two parties.

Stano stressed that the EU is carefully monitoring both parties’ activities in connection with the energy roadmap in the capacity of mediator and guarantor of the agreement on dialogue.

“The Operator of the System, Transmission and Electricity Market of Kosovo, the Kosovo Electricity Distribution Company, and Elektrosever are in regular communication. They also regularly report to the EU and the US,” said Stano.

In June 2022 Belgrade and Pristina adopted a road map to implement the energy agreement reached as part of their dialogue in 2013.