The European Commission sent a letter of formal notice to Romania for failing to correctly implement certain requirements of the Security of Gas Supply Regulation, mentioning the measures introduced by the GEO 114/2018.
“Today, the Commission decided to send a letter of formal notice to Romania for failing to correctly implement certain requirements of the Gas Directive (Directive 2009/73/EC) and the Security of Gas Supply Regulation [Regulation (EU) 2017/1938]. These instruments aim at ensuring the competitiveness in the EU gas markets while guaranteeing the secure supply to households and other customers requiring special protection”, writer the EC announcement.
After analyzing legislative measures adopted by Romania in December 2018, the Commission found that the system of regulated wholesale prices newly introduced in the Romanian gas market goes against the EU legal requirements.
The Commission also considers that these measures are not adequate to sustainably achieve the objective of protecting household customers from excessive price increases.
Officials of the Ministry of Energy, quoted by Agerpres, said that the specific dialogue in such procedures will start after the official communication of the document from the European Commission.
The formal notice is the first step in the infringement procedure. The sanctioned states have two months to answer the Commission.