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Top 5 stories of the past week: 27 January – 2 February

It’s Friday and that could only mean one thing: our top five stories from the past seven days!

Can Serbia u(n)block its potential in renewables?

Following Serbia’s announcement of the much-anticipated draft amendments to the Law on Use of Renewables in January, Petar Mitrović from the Karanovic & Partners law firm examines the factors behind the amendments, the shapes of the proposed regulatory framework for renewable energy sources and prospects for accelerating renewable energy in the Western Balkan country. Read the full voice here.

On a rainy day in Söjtör, the solar industry marks another milestone

Hungary continues to develop its solar power potential as the MET Group has completed construction of the Gerjen and Söjtör solar farms, with both plants commencing commercial operations this week. Read the full article here.

What’s standing in the way of attracting financing in CEE?

Experts from the Polish think-tank Institute of New Europe have published a new report on the barriers to attracting foreign investors in Central and Eastern Europe (CEE) – and the steps governments and private enterprises ought to consider to strengthen the region’s competitiveness in securing foreign investment. According to the report, particular attention should be paid to ESG reporting across CEE. Read the full article here.

Is Greece becoming an energy hub in south-eastern Europe?

Greece’s government has given the green light for a major investment in a new floating gas and re-gasification unit (FSRU) in Corinth, marking another milestone in the country’s LNG landscape. According to a senior Greek government official, the new LNG infrastructure plays an important role in strengthening the country’s “transition” into an energy hub in the region. Read the full story here.

A green transport revolution in Polish cities

The capital of Poland, Warsaw, joins other major cities in Poland such as Kraków and Wrocław in setting out plans for an emission-free transport zone. Interestingly, Warsaw’s authorities made the announcement following recent polling that signalled record support for adopting new measures to limit air pollution in the city. Read the full story here.

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