Case ECS 01/18: Ukraine / energy efficiency

summary of the case

 

registered: ex officio 2018

 

 


The Directive 2012/27/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council of 25 October 2012 on energy efficiency, amending Directives 2009/125/EC and 2010/30/EU and repealing Directives 2004/8/EC and 2006/32/EC (hereinafter, Directive 2012/27/EU) was incorporated in the Energy Community acquis communautaire by Decision 2015/08/MC-EnC of the Ministerial Council of the Energy Community of 16 October 2015.

Article 1 of Decision 2015/08/MC-EnC requires the Contracting Parties to bring into force the laws, regulations and administrative provisions necessary to comply with the Directive 2012/27/EU and to apply them as of 15 October 2017. Article 1 of Ministerial Council Decision 2015/08/MC-EnC also requires the Contracting Parties to communicate to the Energy Community Secretariat the text of the main provisions of national law, which they adopt in the field covered by Decision 2015/08/MC-EnC. Article 6 of the Treaty imposes upon the Parties the general obligation to take all appropriate measures, whether general or particular, to ensure fulfillment of the obligations arising out of the Treaty. Article 89 of the Treaty requires Parties to implement Decisions addressed to them in their domestic legal system within the period specified in the Decision.

Despite numerous reminders and the assistance offered by the Secretariat, Ukraine to date has not taken the measures necessary to comply with its obligations. At the date of submitting this Reasoned Request, no other legislative measure meant to transpose the Directive 2012/27/EU has been adopted.

The Secretariat preliminarily found that by failing to adopt the laws, regulations and administrative provisions necessary to comply with Directive 2012/27/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council on energy efficiency by 15 October 2017 pursuant to Article 1 of Ministerial Decision 2015/08/MC-EnC and by failing to forthwith notify those measures to the Secretariat, Ukraine fails to comply with Articles 6 and 89 of the Energy Community Treaty as well as Article 1 of Ministerial Council Decision 2015/08/MC-EnC, and on 18 May 2018, it submitted a Reasoned Request to the Ministerial Council.