The Energy Community (EnC) Secretariat has initiated an ex officio preliminary dispute settlement procedure against Kosovo for the lack of transposition and implementation of legislation related to the emissions of large combustion plants.
In its Opening Letter, the Secretariat takes the view that the national environmental legislation of Kosovo aiming to curb emissions into the air fails to comply with the obligations under the Energy Community Treaty by not fully transposing the limit values of sulfur dioxide, nitrogen oxides and dust for existing plants, as stipulated in the Large Combustion Plants Directive. Furthermore, the Secretariat also considers that the rules for new plants have not been brought in line with the requirements of the Industrial Emissions Directive.
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