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Belgrade, Pristina negotiators agree energy roadmap

June 21, 2022

Negotiators from Belgrade and Pristina agreed a roadmap for the implementation of energy agreements, European Commission envoy Miroslav Lajcak said on Tuesday.

“Very pleased to announce that Kosovo and Serbia just adopted the Energy Agreements’ Implementation Roadmap in the framework of the EU-facilitated Dialogue. This is a major step forward,” Lajcak tweeted.

According to the roadmap which Lajcak published on his Twitter account, the Elektrosever power company will be issued a licence by the Kosovo energy regulatory body (ERO) and will provide the Kosovo power company (KEDS) data on its customers within a week. Elektrosever will sign technical agreements with Kosovo energy authorities allowing it to operate on the Kosovo energy market. The roadmap says that Kosovo power companies and institutions will get access to Elektrosever infrastructure within 30 days and will submit an investment plan and planned expenses which the Kosovo authorities will approve within another 21 days.

The roadmap allows ERO to revoke Elektrosever’s licence in case of non-compliance.

The Elektrosever company was formed under the 2013 Brussels Agreement which included an energy agreement. The company was supposed to operate under Kosovo regulations and bill consumers in the north of Kosovo. The majority Serb populations of North Mitrovica, Leposavic, Zvecan and Zubin Potok have not been paying their power bills for more than 20 years. The Kosovo authorities have claimed that the losses for 2021 alone totaled some 40 million Euro.

Source:  https://rs.n1info.com/english/news/belgrade-pristina-negotiators-agree-energy-roadmap/

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