Montenegro takes over presidency of Europe’s Energy Community in 2012

During its presidency Montenegro will be in charge of organizing and hosting several large institutional meetings, including the Ministerial Council of the Energy Community.

Montenegrin presidency coincides with Montenegro’s push to become “the energy hub of the Balkans” and the main transmitting route for energy export from the Balkans to Italy.

Presidency turns are decided in alphabetical order, and Montenegro is succeeding this year’s president, Moldova.

The Energy Community, established in 2006, aims to extend the internal EU energy market to South East Europe, encourage regional cross-border energy trade and the region’s interconnection to the EU energy market.

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