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Top 5 stories of the week: 29 September – 5 October

1. A circular shift in the Balkans

Looking into the circular economy across Central and Eastern Europe, this week, Milan Veselinov, Founder and Director of Belgrade-based circular economy company CirEkon, shared his views on the “two roads” ahead for circularity in the Balkans, analysing the policies adopted so far and suggesting areas for improvement – including a mindset shift to new business models. Read the full story here. 

2. Czechia set to nationalise its gas transmission system

The Czech government has taken a major step to take state control over its gas transmission system, tasking state-owned Czech Transmission System Operator with acquiring NET4GAS Holdings, the sole holder of an exclusive license for gas transmission in the country. Read the full story here. 

3. Poland connects a key pipeline ahead of schedule

Staying on the topic of natural gas, Polish gas transmission system operator GAZ-SYSTEM has commissioned a new gas pipeline between Przywodzie and Dolna Odra in north-western Poland, connecting the PGE Gryfino 2050 power plant. Read the full story here. 

4. Serbian-Hungarian energy ties grow momentum

A new joint gas trading company, being developed by Serbia and Hungary, is making progress as it has now been registered, Hungary’s Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade Péter Szijjártó said during a recent meeting in Belgrade. Minister Szijjártó also noted that the capacity of the interconnection between the two countries’ electricity networks is being doubled, and the work will be completed by 2028. Read the full story here. 

5. E.ON set to power Germany’s e-mobility

Joining “Deutschlandnetz” (Germany Network), German power company E.ON has been awarded a contract to build and operate more than 1,200 new fast charging points at around 140 locations in north-west and southern Germany. Read the full story here. 

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