The energy community opened a procedure for settling disputes against Moldova.
In particular, on September 5, the Secretariat of the Energy Community opened a dispute resolution procedure for Moldova, because it did not transfer legislation on emissions of large combustion plants into its legislation. As noted in the message of the Energy Community, the lack of national legislation in the field of environmental protection in Moldova in order to control emissions into the atmosphere is a violation of the country's obligations under the Energy Community Treaty. In its Report for 2017, the Secretariat has already asked the Moldovan authorities to take the necessary domestic legal measures without delay, which transfer the relevant provisions of the directives into national legislation. The Secretariat also assisted Moldova in drafting legislation in this area through a project that was completed in December 2017. It is emphasized that the obligations under the Directives on large waste incineration plants and industrial emissions entered into force on 1 January 2018. The Member States of the Energy Community had to harmonize their national legislation with the provisions of the two directives by that date. The rules for controlling air emissions from large waste incineration plants are key factors for limiting air pollution, and it is expected that their implementation will lead to major benefits for human health and the environment. It is noted that the Moldovan side can submit its written comments on this case to the Secretariat of the Energy Community. //07.09.2018 — InfoMarket.