Secretariat Assists the Albanian State Aid Commission
Albanian Daily News
Published April 13, 2018
The Albanian State Aid Commission has recently adopted a decision assessing a guarantee given by the Government of Albania to a loan provided by KfW to the transmission system operator (OST) for the "400 kv Albania-Macedonia transmission line Fier-Elbasan-Qafthana".
The assessment of this guarantee involved detailed legal and economic analysis which the authority undertook with the assistance of the Secretariat. This mechanism, under Article 2 of the Energy Community Dispute Settlement Procedures, provides for a broad cooperation and assistance mechanism between national authorities and courts and the Secretariat in cases where questions concerning the interpretation or application of Energy Community law arise.
The State Aid Commission came to the conclusion that the guarantee constitutes State aid, but is compatible and therefore legitimate.