EC asks Croatia to explain its gas market rules

The European Commission (EC) on Thursday sent a reasoned opinion to Croatia concerning its gas market rules and Croatia now has two months to inform the Commission of the measures taken to remedy the situation.

Croatia's current national framework creates unjustified barriers to the export of domestic gas production, restricts gas imports from other member states and leads to delayed gas market opening, contrary to the rules on free movement of goods, the Gas Directive and the Gas Regulation. 

"The existing price regulation for non-household customers and the regime on access to and capacity allocation of storage do not fully comply with EU internal energy market rules," the EC says.

If Croatia does not resolve the situation within two months the Commission may decide to refer the case to the Court of Justice of the European Union.

Last update: Thu, 25/02/2016 - 16:52

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