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RLWeek December 31, 2018-January 6, 2019: New EU regulations on renewable energy and energy efficiency. Amendment of Tax Code. Methodology for setting regulated rates for distribution of natural gas

New EU regulations on renewable energy and energy efficiency. Three key normative acts have been published in the Official Journal of the EU (L328), from the Clean Energy for All for Europeans package, entering into force on 24 December 2018, as follows:

  • The revised Renewable Energy Directive (EU) 2018/2001 on the promotion of the use of energy from renewable sources establishes a binding EU target: an increase of at least 32% by 2030, with a revision to increase this figure in 2023.
  • The revised Energy Efficiency Directive (EU) 2018/2002,
    amending Directive 2012/27/EU on energy efficiency, sets an objective for 2030 of 32.5%, also with a possible upward revision in 2023.
  • The new Regulation (EU) 2018/1999 on the governance of the Union for Climate Action (EU) includes the requirement for Member States to develop integrated energy and climate plans for the period 2021-2030.
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Supplementing Government Decision on testing of implementation rules for the “First Home” program. Draft. The Ministry of Public Finance has launched for public debate the draft Decision on the amendment of Article 3 of Annex 1 to Government Decision no. 717/2009 on the approval of the rules for the implementation of the “First Home” program. [source].

Amendment of the Government Decision on the establishment of State aid schemes for stimulating investments with a major impact on the economy. Draft. The Ministry of Public Finance launched for public debate the draft Decision on amending and supplementing the Government Decision no. 807/2014 for the establishment of State aid schemes aimed at stimulating investments with a major impact on the economy. [source].

Amendment of Tax Code. The Law no. 354/2018 for supplementing art. 105 para. (2) of the Law no. 227/2015 regarding the Tax Code was published in the Official Gazette of Romania, Part I, no. 1110 of December 28, 2018. The amendment enetrs into force as of January, 1, 2019. [source].

Methodology for setting regulated rates for distribution of natural gas. The Methodology for setting regulated rates for natural gas distribution services, dated 19.12.2018, was published in the Official Gazette of Romania, Part I, no. 1109 of December 28, 2018. [source].

Government decision on amendment of the National Standards for the Protection of Classified Information in Romania. Draft. The Ministry of National Defense launched for public debate, on January 4, the draft Government Decision on the amendment and supplementing of the National Standards for the Protection of Classified Information in Romania, approved by the Government Decision no. 585/2002. [source].

Adina Oprea

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