On December 17th, 2005, the Presidency of the European Council in Brussels granted candidate status to the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (Macedonia) for European Union membership. The status of candidate country opened the door for transposition and implementation of the EU Acquis, including the Environment and Climate Change Acquis. The process of approximating is a huge task, that requires careful planning and management on an ongoing basis. As deadlines for implementing certain provisions from Directives and Decisions arise after EU accession, the current national efforts need to ensure that measures proposed and adopted are adequate to meet the future compliance demands that Macedonia will face as a Member State. The sector has achieved high extent of transposition of the EU legislation (approximately 80%), but the implementation of provisions is not satisfactory. Transposition in the area of climate change is low due to the status of the Republic of Macedonia in the frames of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change which is different than the one of the EU Member States and obligations differ accordingly.

By signing the Stabilization and Association Agreement in April 2004 and acquiring the status of a candidate country, the Republic of Macedonia has clearly indicated its policy on the way towards the European Union. Existing policy documents developed in environmental sector, such as the second National Environmental Action Plan, defines the environmental problems and the measures and activities required for their settlement thus establishing a flexible framework for achievement of the main objectives: continuation of the process of approximation with the EU environmental policy, management of an integrated policy as a unique manner of proper overcoming the challenges, establishment of directions for environmentally sustainable approach, enhancement of the extent of compliance with the obligations deriving from regional and global agreements and opening of new perspectives and involvement in international systems for environment protection.

The National Programme for Adoption of the Acquis Communautaire (NPAA) was adopted in April 2005 being subject of review and supplementing on annual basis. It comprises the plans for harmonization of the national legislation with the EU legislation, the necessary dynamics of institutional strengthening for implementation of the legislation, the necessary resources for realization, and Action Plan. The NPAA is a powerful instrument for monitoring the whole association process, to be used by the Government as well as by the European Commission. It helps to answer questions posed by the Commission based on which, the Commission prepares annual progress reports.

Chapter 27 of the NPAA addresses the achievements and the remaining obligations in the field of environment.  Several important policy strategic documents in various environmental sectors have been adopted, including:

  • National Strategy for Sustainable Development 2009-2030;
  • 2nd National Environmental Action Plan 2006;
  • National Strategy for Environmental Approximation – 2008;
  • National Environmental Investment Strategy – 2009 - 2013;
  • Second Environmental Performance Review - 2011;
  • National Plan for the Protection of Air - 2012;
  • National Strategy for Waste Management 2008-2020;
  • National Waste Management Plan 2009-2015;
  • National Strategy for Waters – 2012 -2042;
  • National Biodiversity Strategy and Action plan – 2004 (in phase of revision);
  • Third National Communication on Climate Change;
  • National Strategy for Clean Development Mechanism 2008-2012;
  • Strategy of Improvement of Energy Efficiency by 2020;
  • National Implementation Plan for reduction and elimination of POPS in RM - 2004; Plan for Institutional Development of the National and Local Environmental Management Capacity 2009-2014;
  • Strategy for Regional Development.

The country priority towards EU integration and accession poses the attention and pressure on the production and update of the legislation and policies to EU standards. This means that most of the already limited resources both financial and human are mainly devoted to policymaking rather than on its implementation. Since monitoring of the implementation of Strategies as a mechanism is missing, it is not possible at this stage to evaluate whether the Strategies are implemented and the investment made. In particular due to the financial crises, which particularly hit the country, the availability of planned funds for environmental investments and implementation of priorities identified in policy planning document is at low level at the moment. Yet, implementation of the measures under the planning documents is partially achieved through budgetary programmes, donor community support and Instrument for Pre-Accession Assistance of the European Union, as well as through soft credit lines of international financial institutions.

MACEDONIA AND EU INTEGRATION PROCESS

October 1992: the Republic of Macedonia appointed its representative in Brussels;
December 22nd, 1995: the Republic of Macedonia and EU established diplomatic relations when EU opened negotiations with Republic of Macedonia aiming at signing the Agreement of wide ranging cooperation in the fields of the trade, financial operations and transport;
March 10th, 1996: the Republic of Macedonia became a full partner in the PHARE Programme;
June 20th, 1996: in Brussels, the Cooperation Agreement between the Republic of Macedonia and the European Communities and the Transport Agreement were concluded;
March 21st and 22nd, 1998: in Skopje, the first meeting of the Common Cooperation Council was held. The Council was established for the purpose of monitoring realisation of the Cooperation Agreement, achievements and development of the structural reforms as well as providing suggestions and instructions relating to certain specific issues;
January 24th, 2000: the European Commission Directives proposed to the EU Council were adopted, concerning the elevation of the cooperation level between the Republic of Macedonia and EU as well as commencing the official negotiations for prospective EU membership;
April 5th, 2000: pursuant to the Lisbon Decision of the European Commission, the first round of negotiations between Republic of Macedonia and EU officially commenced relating to the SAА. Negotiations on the SAА were realised in significantly short period (April – November 2000) through 3 rounds of main negotiations and 5 meetings on expert level, i.e. technical negotiations;
November 24th, 2000: on the margins of the Zagreb Summit the SAА was initialled;
February 16th,  2001: Interim Agreement on Regulating SAA Trade Provisions was initialled;
April 9th, 2001: in Luxemburg, the SAА was signed. At the same time Interim Agreement on Trade and Trade-related Matters between the European Communities of the one part, and the Republic of Macedonia, of the other part was signed, entering into force on 1 June 2001;
June 20th, 2003: the Member States leaders adopted ‘Thessaloniki Agenda for Western Balkans’, thus verifying the European perspective of the countries from the region. This document has defined the accession instruments in the stabilisation and association process;
April 1st, 2004: following the ratification by all EU Member States, the Stabilisation and Association Agreement entered into force, so far the ninth cycle of meetings of institutional bodies established under SAA has been completed;<br>
March 22nd, 2004: on formal ceremony in Dublin, Republic of Ireland, the Government of the Republic of Macedonia submitted the application for EU membership;
September 6th, 2004, the Government of the Republic of Macedonia adopted the National Strategy for European Integration;
October 1st, 2004: the European Commission President, Romano Prodi submitted the Questionnaire to the Government of the Republic of Macedonia;
February 14th, 2005: in Brussels, delegation of the Republic of Macedonia submitted to the European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso, the Answers to the European Commission Questionnaire;
November 9th, 2005: the European Commission published the opinion on the candidacy of the Republic of Macedonia for European Union membership. The opinion recommends granting candidate status for EU membership;
December 17th, 2005: the Presidency of the European Council in Brussels granted candidate status to Macedonia for European Union membership;
October 30th, 2007: Financial Agreement for 2007 National Programme within the Instrument for Pre-accession Assistance (IPA) and the Framework Agreement were signed between the Republic of Macedonia and the Commission of the European Communities on cooperation for financial assistance. The Republic of Macedonia was the first country in the region whose projects were approved by the EC and the first country in the region to sign the Financial Agreement thus enabling use of IPA funds;
February, 2008: the Council adopted the Accession Partnership for Republic of Macedonia, identifying key priorities for progress and areas where efforts are required in the accession process;
Since October, 2009: following the progress made in achieving full compliance with the Stabilisation and Association Agreement, the progress in fulfilling the political criteria, the progress in the implementation of the acquis, as well as the progress made regarding all areas covered by the visa liberalization dialogue, the European Commission has recommended start of the accession negotiations for full-fledged membership of the Republic of Macedonia;
October, 2009: the European Commission made a proposal on the transition to the second stage of the Stabilisation and Association Agreement;
March 15th, 2012: it was created the High Level Accession Dialogue led by the Prime Minister of the Government of the Republic of Macedonia and the Commissioner for enlargement Stefan Fule, the dialogue brought dynamic in the reform process for accession to the European Union by strengthening confidence and increasing the European perspective of the country, and it is focused on the key challenges on these 5 areas: freedom of expression in media; rule of law, reform in public administration, electoral reform and strengthening of the trade economy. so far four meetings of the accession dialogue have been held.
 

National environmental legislation framework (Chapter 27: Horizontal legislation/ Air Quality / Waste Management / Water Quality/ Nature Protection / Industrial Management /Chemical Management / Climate Change)

Law on Environment (2005) contains the fundamental environmental protection principles, which are basis for determination of the procedures for environment management and which are common for all laws regulating particular environmental media.

Law on Ambient Air Quality (2004) sets the system for management of the ambient air quality. It includes activities directed towards avoidance, prevention or mitigation of harzadous effects of air pollution. The Law on Ambient Air Quality defines the obligation for the adoption of the National Plan for Ambient Air Protection and Programme for ambient air pollution reduction and quality improvement. According to the Law, the Plan and the programmes should be adopted within six years after the Law enters into force. So far, the country has not complied with this requirement. The elaboration of the national plan for emmission reduction and the national plan for ambient air protection was developed in 2012. On annual basis, MoEPP adopts the Programme for Operation of the Automatic Ambient Air Quality Monitoring Network.

Law on Waste Management (2004) establishes the legal framework for waste management Relevant EU directives have been transposed in the Law on Waste Management (LWM), taking also into consideration the local conditions. The Law regulates issues concerning the framework Policy on Waste; Hazardous Waste; Landfills; Waste Oils; PCB/PCT; Incineration of Non-hazardous Waste; Incineration of Hazardous Waste; Hazardous Substances Containing Batteries and Accumulators; Packaging and Packaging Waste; end-of life vehicles; waste from titanium dioxide industry. It also provides grounds for the adoption of several secondary legislation acts: the Law on Management of Packaging and Waste Packaging (2009), the Law on Management of Batteries and Accumulators and Waste Batteries and Accumulators (2010) and the Law on Electric and Electronic Equipment and Waste Electric and Electronic Equipment (2012). Most of the secondary legislation based on these laws has been adopted as well.

New Law on Waters (2008) introduces the approach of an integrated water management and harmonisation of the national legislation with the relevant EU legislation. The Law incorporates all the aspects of water management: water resource use and allocation; protection against and control of pollution; protection against harmful effects of water and sustainable water management planning. It regulates issues referring to all surface and ground waters; water management facilities and services; institutional setup and water management financing, as well as conditions for manner of and procedures for the use or discharge into water, and international cooperation in the area of water management. The Law on Waters establishes legal grounds for the adoption of the relevant secondary legislation which is in progress. However, the use of water for irrigation and hydro systems maintenance is under the competence of the Administration of Water Management under MAFWE, regulated by the Law on Water Management Companies (Official Gazette of the Republic of Macedonia no.85/03, 95/05, 103/08, 1/12 и 95/12) and the Law on Water Communities, Official Gazette of the Republic of Macedonia no. 51/03, 95/05, 113/07 и 36/11).

Law on Nature Protection (2005) contains provisions which transpose the European Union principles for nature and forestry. The protection of nature is carried out through biological and landscape diversity protection and natural heritage protection, in and outside protected areas.

New Law on Chemicals (2010) establishes system for chemicals management aiming at preparation of the Republic of Macedonia for REACH chemical management system, the Stockholm Convention on Persistent Organic Pollutants; Vienna Convention for the Protection of the Ozone Layer and the Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer, which are integral part of the national legal framework. Relevant strategic and planning documents in this area (National Implementation Plan for reduction and elimination of VOCs; State programme for gradual elimination of the substances depleting the ozone layer) contain strategic goals for chemicals management on the territory of the country.

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Top Findings

Finding
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Management structures for river basins have been set up, but are still not operational.

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The poor coordination between the competent authorities continues to hamper implementation of the legislation. Preparation for infrastructure investment is lagging behind and the level of funding is insufficient to meet current needs.

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The country needs to address the gaps in the water monitoring system.

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In the area of horizontal legislation, the Law on the Ratification of the Protocol on Strategic Environmental Assessment was adopted.

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Environmental protection and climate change requirements are still not sufficiently integrated into policymaking and policy implementation in other areas.

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Coordination between the relevant bodies remains ineffective. Stakeholders are still not sufficiently involved in decision-making. Enforcement of legislation is not yet efficient. The environmental monitoring and information system is inadequate.

Top Recommendations

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Further steps, regarding the current organization of water sector in the Republic of Macedonia should be addressed

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Administrative capacity in water sector is weak at both national and local level. Significant further efforts are still needed to further align with the EU acquis in this sector

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Amendment of the Law on Water and secondary legislation are needed to overcome the legal gaps.

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Public consultation and coordination with civil society remain insufficient. Access to environmental information still needs to be improved.

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Measures to raise awareness and promote cooperation between stakeholders were introduced, but need to be further strengthened

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Administrative capacity needs to be strengthened in all areas and the government needs to cooperate more with civil society and other stakeholders.



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Legislation:

There is a very high percentage of transposition of the Framework Water Directive (FWD) 2000/60/ЕC. The Law on Waters (Official Gazette no.87/08, 6/09, 161/09, 83/2010, 51/2011, 44/12, 23/13, 163/13) and secondary legislation adopted thereof are the main transposing instruments.
River Basins
• Decree on determining the boundaries of the river basins districts, “OG of RM” no. 107/12
• Rulebook on the content and manner of preparation of plans for river basin management, “OG of RM”, no. 148/09
• Rulebook on the methodology for the assessment of river basins, “OG of RM” no. 148/09

Implementation:

There are 4 river basins defined in the Law on Waters (Vardar, CrnDrim, Strumica and Juzna Morava). Some progress towards implementation of Water Framework Directive is achieved regarding preparation of River Basin Management Plans (RBMP). RBMP for Prespa Lake was prepared in 2012 and there is ongoing preparation of RBMP for the river Bregalnica, tributary of river Vardar.
Regarding CrnDrim and the encompassing lakes Ohrid and Prespa, an agreement has been signed with Albania regarding management of Lake Ohrid, and with Albania and Greece regarding Lake Prespa. The project for Protection of Prespa Lake started in 2012.

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Not adopted management plans for river basins

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Data for each RBD have been partially collected and it is not in accordance with WFD.

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Directive 2007/60/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 23 October 2007 on the assessment and management of flood risks.

Transposition of the Floods Directive is at an early stage, with only three provisions reported as transposed. Estimated date for achieving full transposition previously planned for the end of 2013 has been postponed for the end of 2018.

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Implementation remains at an early stage, with only one obligation implemented so far, i.e. designation of the competent authorities

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There is a need to first conduct preliminary assessment of risk of floods, identify river basins and areas associated with flood risk, prepare flood risk maps and ultimately establish plans for flood risk management focused on prevention, protection and preparedness.

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The implementation plan for meeting the requirements of the Floods Directive will be developed based on the outputs of the project Assessment and management of flood risks directive planned within IPA 2 for the planning year 2014, which is expected to start in mid-2016

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Full transposition of the Urban Waste Water Directive (91/271/EEC)was achieved in 2012. The Law on Waters (Official Gazette no.87/08, 6/09, 161/09, 83/2010, 51/2011, 44/12, 23/13, 163/13) and secondary legislation adopted thereof are the main transposing instruments.
• Rulebook on the conditions, manner and emission limit values for discharge of waste water after purification, the method of their calculation, taking into account the special requirements for protection of protected areas, "OG of RM" no. 81/11
• Rulebook on the conditions, manner and maximum allowable values and concentrations of parameters of purified wastewater for re-use, "OG of RM" no. 73/11
• Rulebook on the requirements for collection, disposal and treatment, the manner and conditions for designing, construction and operation of systems and plants for purification of waste water, as well as technical standards, parameters, standards and emission norms for quality pre-treatment, disposal and waste water treatment, taking into account the workload and method for purifying waste water which is discharged into sensitive areas of discharge of urban waste water, "OG of RM" no. 73/11
• Rulebook on the manner and procedure of using sludge, the maximum values of concentrations of heavy metals in soil where sludge is used, values of concentrations of heavy metals in the sludge in accordance with its purpose and the maximum annual quantities of heavy metals that can enter into soil, "OG of RM" no. 73/11

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Implementation of Urban Waste Water Treatment Directive remains at an early stage. Institutional arrangements are in place for carrying out the collection and treatment of urban waste water.

Currently in the country there are nine operating waste water treatment plants. Within IPA I technical documentation was prepared for 11 cities for construction of waste water treatment plants and 4 new waste water treatment plants above 10.000 P.E. are planned to be constructed until 2017. With bilateral support (Greece and Swiss Government) two additional waste water treatment plants shall be constructed until 2018.

Legislation Gaps:

• Legal gaps in the transposition of UWWT
• No regulation on the methodology, manner and parameters for monitoring of wastewater
• No prohibition on the discharge of sewage sludge into surface waters

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Infrastructure investment is lagging behind and the level of funding is insufficient to meet current needs

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The Law on Waters (Official Gazette no.87/08, 6/09, 161/09, 83/2010, 51/2011, 44/12, 23/13, 163/13) and secondary legislation adopted thereof are the main transposing instruments.
Wastewater dischargesecondary legislation:
• Rulebook for hazardous and harmful substances and their emission standards that can be discharged into the sewer or drainage system, in surface or underground water bodies as well as coastal land and aquatic habitats, "OG of RM" no. 108/11
• Rulebook on the conditions, manner and emission limit values for discharge of waste water after purification, the method of their calculation, taking into account the special requirements for protection of protected areas, "OG of RM" no. 81/11

Implementation:

The existing collecting systems (sewerage systems) in major urban areas are designed to collect and convey both wastewater and precipitation water. Only 12 cities have constructed separate sewerage systems.

Legislation Gaps:

Finalization and regular maintenance of data of register of polluters (considering reporting obligations for IPPC and SEVESO).

Implementation Gaps:

• Improvement of monitoring of water pollution sources
• Greater efforts are needed in applying the ‘polluter pays’ principle, and action also needs to be taken to set up an appropriate system for water pricing.

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There is a full transposition of the Directive 2003/4/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 28 January 2003 on public access to environmental information and repealing Council Directive 90/313/EEC into the Law on environment and relevant sub legislation:
• Rulebook on the manner and procedure of providing access to information about the environment “OG of RM” No. 93/07;
• Decision for publishing the list of entities that own or possess environmental information “OG of RM” No.82/07.

Implementation:

Implementation has started in 2009 based on the legislation put into force.

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• No clear rules on implementation of exceptions
• Lack of prescribed reasonable fees for access to environmental information;
• No efficient mechanisms for access to justice;
• No activities for improvement of the system for dissemination / access to information on environment

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• To update the list of entities that possess information about the environment;
• Strengthen capacities on central and local level (need for finances);
• Development of electronic data base easily accessible for the public.

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There is a very high percentage of transposition of the Directive 2011/92/EU on the assessment of the effects of certain public and private projects on the environment into Law on environment and relevant sub legislation:
• Rulebook on the form and content of the application for failure to adopt a decision to approve or reject the project implementation "OG" no. 130/11;
• Rulebook on the form and content of the application for failure to adopt a decision authorizing or which does not approve the elaborate “OG of RM” No. 130/11;
• Rulebook on the types and amount of costs for conducting the assessment of the impact of the project on the environment, which reimburses the developer “OG of RM” No. 116/09;
• Decree amending the Decree determining the projects and the criteria on which the screening for conducting the assessment of environmental impact “OG of RM” No.109/09;
• Decree on the operations and activities for which elaborate must be developed that is approved by the Administration for environment from MoEPP, “OG of RM” No. 80/09;
• Decree on the operations and activities for which elaborate must be developed that is approved by the mayor of the municipality, mayor of the City of Skopje and mayor of the municipalities within the City of Skopje, “OG of RM” No. 80/09;
• Rulebook for the form and content of the elaborate for environmental protection, manner of its approval as well as the manner of keeping register of approved elaborates, “OG of RM” No. 50/09;
• Rulebook on the composition of the commission and the manner of its work, program and manner of taking the exam, the fee for taking the exam and the fee for establishing and maintaining a list of experts and the manner of acquiring and losing the status of expert assessing the impact of the project on the environment, as well as the manner and procedure for inclusion and exclusion from the list of experts “OG of RM” No. 93/07;
• Rulebook for the content of the report for the state of the environment “OG of RM” No. 35/06;
• Rulebook on the information contained in the notification of intent to undertake the project and the procedure for determining the need for impact assessment of the project on environment “OG of RM” No. 33/06;
• Rulebook on the requirements to be fulfilled by the study to assess the impact of the project on the environment “OG of RM” No. 33/06;
• Rulebook on the form, content, procedure and manner of preparation of the report on the adequacy of the assessment study of the project on the environment, and the procedure for authorization of persons from the list of experts to assess the environmental impact that will prepare report “OG of RM” No. 33/06;
• Announcement on the publication of the notice of intention to implement the project, the decision about the need to assess the impact of the project on the environment, the study to assess the impact of the project on the environment, to report on the adequacy of the study on impact assessment the project on the environment and the decision to approve or reject the implementation of the project as a way of public consultation “OG of RM” No. 33/06;
• Rulebook of the expenses for conducting impact assessment of the project on the environment reimbursed by the developer “OG of RM” No. 33/06;
• Decree determining the projects and criteria on the basis of which the need for conducting the environmental impact assessment “OG of RM” No. 74/05.

Implementation:

Full implementation of this Directive is expected at the beginning of 2017.

Legislation Gaps:

• Need for transposition of requirements related to climate change projects;
• Need for preparation of guidelines that will be used by central and local government for implementation

Implementation Gaps:

• Lack of public participation in the EIC procedure;
• No information for access to justice;
• No monitoring of the implementation of measures prescribed in the study for prevention and reduction of pollution;
• Promotion of public participation into the decision making process;
• Strengthening capacities at central and local level for implementation of the legislation.

Legislation:

Directive 2001/42/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 27 June 2001 on the assessment of the effects of certain plans and programmes on the environment is fully transposed into the Law on environment and relevant sub legislation:
• Decree on public participation in the drafting of new legislation, as well as plans and programs relating to the environment, “OG of RM” No. 147/08;
• Decree on the strategies, plans and programs, including amendments to such strategies, plans and programs, mandatory procedure for assessment of their impact on the environment and human health, “OG of RM” No. 153/07;
• Decree for the content of the strategic environmental assessment report “OG of RM” No. 153/07;
• Decree on the criteria on which decisions are made whether certain planning documents could have a significant impact on the environment and human health, “OG of RM” No. 144/07;
• Rulebook on the composition of the commission and the manner of its work program and manner of taking the exam, the fee for taking the exam and the fee to establish and maintain a list of experts for strategic environmental assessment and the manner of acquisition and losing the status of an expert on strategic environmental assessment, as well as the manner and procedure for inclusion and exclusion from the list of experts, “OG of RM” No. 129/07.

Implementation:

The procedure of SEA is implemented

Legislation Gaps:

Need for preparation of guidelines for regulatory authorities for implementation of the legislation regulating this Directive.

Implementation Gaps:

• SEA procedure is not implemented for all plans and programs prescribed by the legislation;
• There is a need for strengthening capacities at central and local level;
• Lack of access of the public to environmental information as well as public participation in the SEA procedure;
• Web portal www.sea-info.mk to be used as a SEA platform for all relevant authorities as well as for the public

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Directive 2001/77/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 27 September 2001 on the promotion of electricity produced from renewable energy sources in the internal electricity market is fully transposed into the Energy Law (Official Gazette no. 16/2011), and in the following sub legislation:
• Rulebook for renewable energy sources, “OG of RM” No. 113/2011;
• Rulebook for amending the Rulebook for renewable energy sources, 06.05.2015;
• Guideline for fulfilling of the request for issuing guarantees for origin of the electricity produced from RES “OG of RM” No. 73/2015;
• Rulebook for preferential production of electricity from RES;
• Rulebook for amending the Rulebook for preferential production of electricity from RES)
• Ordinance for preferential tariffs for electricity “OG of RM” No. 56/2013;
• Decision for total installed capacity of the preferential production of electricity produced from RES;
• Decision on targets and annual growth dynamics of the share of energy from renewable energy sources in final energy consumption “OG of RM” No. 100/2011;
• Strategy for renewable sources of Macedonia until 2020 which is in compliance with the Law on Energy and the Directive.

Implementation:

The Directive is implemented, and several legal entities have already received licence for production electricity from RES. (mainly solar PV)

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Very low quotas for total installed capacity of power plants that produce electricity from renewable resources.

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• Preferential tariffs for production of electricity from RES are not available for physical persons (individual houses). This way the total energy mix of the RES in electricity production will be much higher, and GHG emission will be reduced significantly
• Long procedures for issuing license for electricity production from RES

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