Croatia and Slovenia to get EUR40.5m for smart grid project

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Bulgaria has the lowest electricity prices in the EU

Moldova simplifies construction permits procedure

Croatia and Slovenia

Slovenian and Croatian power distributors signed in Brussels on Monday a trans-border smart grid project worth EUR88.6m, co-financed by the European Union.

The project involves ELES, Croatia’s transmission system operator HOPS, Croatia’s distribution network HEP – ODS and Slovenia’s SODO.

This is the first smart grid project to be co-financed from the Connecting European Facility fund.

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Bulgaria

Baltic Course reports that according the Eurostat data in the period July-December 2016 the average price of electricity for households in the European Union was EUR20.54 per 100 kilowatt-hours.

The highest prices were in Denmark (EUR30.84 per 100 kilowatt-hours), in Germany (EUR29.77 per 100 kilowatt-hours) and in Belgium (EUR17.45 per 100 kilowatt-hours). The lowest were in: Bulgaria (EUR9.38), in Hungary (EUR11.25) and in Lithuania (EUR11.71).

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Moldova

IPN reports that Moldovan government is implementing its strategy “Moldova 2020”. As a part of the implementation a new, already approved legislation will simplify the construction permits’ procedure. As IPN reports “The procedure will no longer include representatives of public authorities if constructions are performed with private sector funds”. Also the necessity of the ecological appraisal of buildings by the State Ecological Inspectorate will be excluded. The process of obtaining construction permits and other required certificates will be reduced to 100 days.

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What’s up in indexes

BET (of Bucharest) decreased from 8,485.60 index points Friday, May 19th to 8,489.87 index points Monday, May 22nd. It’s down 0.04 per cent d/d and up 32.95 per cent y/y.

BUX (of Budapest) increased from 34,835.80 index points Friday, May 19th to 34,875.75 index points Monday, May 22nd. It’s up 0.11 per cent d/d and up 32.26 per cent y/y.

CROBEX (of Zagreb) decreased from 1,861.19 index points Friday, May 19th to 1,856.08 index points Monday, May 22nd. It’s down 0.27 per cent d/d and up 12.54 per cent y/y.

OMXR (of Riga) decreased from 833.64 index points Friday, May 19th to 832.16 index points Monday, May 22nd. It’s down 0.18 per cent d/d and up 32.50 per cent y/y.

OMXT (of Tallinn) increased from 1,113.30 index points Friday, May 19th to 1,117.09 index points Monday, May 22nd. It’s up 0.34 per cent d/d and up 13.04 per cent y/y.

OMXV (of Vilnius) decreased from 584.47 index points Friday, May 19th to 583.52 index points Monday, May 22nd. It’s down 0.16 per cent d/d and up 13.59 per cent y/y.

PX (of Prague) decreased from 1,020.13 index points Friday, May 19th to 1,106.96 index points Monday, May 22nd. It’s down 0.31 per cent d/d and up 16.25 per cent y/y.

SAX (of Bratislava) increased from 303.57 index points Friday, May 19th to 306.57 index points Monday, May 22nd. It’s up 0.99 per cent d/d and down 6.12 per cent y/y.

SOFIX (of Sofia) decreased from 658.80 index points Friday, May 19th to 655.00 index points Monday, May 22nd. It’s down 0.58 per cent d/d and up 48.94 per cent y/y.

UX (of Kyiv) increased from 930.05 index points Friday, May 19th to 930.85 index points Monday, May 22nd. It’s up 0.09 per cent d/d and up 46.50 per cent y/y.

WIG20 (of Warsaw) increased from 2,328.70 index points Friday, May 19th to 2,343.13 index points Monday, May 22nd. It’s up 0.62 per cent d/d and up 29.71 per cent y/y.

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