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Law no. 5037 of 2023. Renaming the Energy Regulatory Authority to the Waste, Energy and Water Regulatory Authority and expanding its scope with responsibilities over water services and urban waste management, strengthening water policy - Modernisation of the legislation on the use and production of electricity from renewable sources through the incorporation of EU Directives 2018/2001 and 2019/944 - More specific provisions for renewable energy sources and environmental protection.

Document type
Original source
Government Gazette no. 78/A of 28.03.2023.
Energy, Environment gen., Forestry, Mineral resources, Cultivated plants, Sea, Water, Wild species & ecosystems, Waste & hazardous substances
Framework law Energy conservation/energy production Renewable energy Bioenergy Biofuel Cooperative/producer organization Subsidy/incentive Protection of environment Environmental fees/charges Consumer protection Emissions Protection of habitats Offences/penalties Forest management/forest conservation Forest species Forest fires Timber extraction/logging Forestry protection measures Financing Minerals Mining Exploration Plant production Plant variety Crops/grasses Coastal zone management Ecosystem preservation Waste management Waste domestic sources Organic waste Freshwater resources management Policy/planning Water supply International relations/cooperation Governance River basin institution Hydropower generation Wetlands Wild fauna Hunting/capture Hunting rights
Geographical area
Europe, Europe and Central Asia, European Union Countries, Mediterranean, Southern Europe

This Law, consisting of 275 articles, divided into four Sections, aims at providing a framework for regulating water services and urban waste treatment, especially in terms of organisation, services provided, their costs and pricing, responsibilities of water management and Policy, establishment of a national water strategy, through the assignment of relevant supervisory and control powers to the renamed Waste, Energy and Waters Regulatory Authority. First Section concerns the renaming of the Authority, the extension of its powers and duties, the strengthening of water Policy. This Section defines and applies the following terms: water services provider; environmental costs; cost of alternative uses of water; environmental fee. The Section provides for: principles regarding water and urban waste management; responsibilities and operations of the Authority; consumer protection; international and European cooperation for the exchange of experience, good practices and information in the field of water services management; general provisions regarding water responsibilities; allocation of river basin management responsibilities to decentralised administrations; content and guidelines of water Policy and related management plans; obligations of water services provider.

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References - Legislation


Directive (EU) 2019/944 of the European Parliament and of the Council on common rules for the internal market for electricity and amending Directive 2012/27/EU (recast).

Legislation | European Union | 2019

Keyword: Energy conservation/energy production, Environmental standards, Standards, Protection of environment


Directive (EU) 2018/2001 of the European Parliament and of the Council on the promotion of the use of energy from renewable sources.

Legislation | European Union | 2018 (2021)

Keyword: Agricultural land, Agricultural development, Crops/grasses, Emissions, Energy conservation/energy production, Bioenergy, Biofuel, Renewable energy, Basic legislation, Sustainable use, Subsidy/incentive, Certification, Enforcement/compliance, Authorization/permit, Ozone layer, Climate change, Solid waste, Standards, Soil pollution/quality, Land clearing, Monitoring, Protected area