During a visit to Bosnia and Herzegovina on Monday (27 March), the Director of the Energy Community Secretariat, Artur Lorkowski met with the country’s Minister of Foreign Trade and Economic Relations of Bosnia and Herzegovina, Staša Košarac and energy ministers, Petar Đokić and Nermin Džindić to discuss energy and climate reforms.
The Energy Community Secretariat Director congratulated Bosnia and Herzegovina for securing EU candidate status and pushed for the government to complete the needed energy and climate reforms.
“With candidate status in the pocket, Bosnia and Herzegovina should use the momentum, make a final spurt and complete the needed energy and climate reforms. It is not only about being an equal participant in the European energy markets but Bosnia and Herzegovina has a once-in-a-century chance to spur sustainable economic development and social progress through greater volumes of investments, increased productivity and the creation of new jobs throughout the energy value chain,” he said.
Mr Larkowski also addressed two committees at Bosnia and Herzegovina’s Parliamentary Assembly and held separate talks with the EU Head of Delegation.
In an address to the Committee on Transport and Communications of the House of Representatives and Committee on Foreign and Trade Policy, Customs, Transport and Communications of the House of Peoples of the Parliamentary Assembly, Director Lorkowski stressed the need for a new state-level electricity law and establishment of an electricity market design with an enabling framework for renewables.