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On 7 June 2018, the draft law “On Ensuring Competitive Terms of Production of Electricity from Renewable Sources” No. 8449 (“Draft Law 8449”) was registered with Ukraine’s parliament. As of 4 July 2018, seven alternative draft laws (Nos. 8449­1 – 8449­7) have also been registered with parliament (“Alternative Drafts”). Five of the seven Alternative Drafts […]

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A new legal framework on public-private partnerships entered into force in Romania on 18 May 2018 after the publication in the Official Gazette of Government Emergency Ordinance No. 39/2018 on public-private partnerships…

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The current Serbian privatisation framework was established in August 2014 through the adoption of a new privatisation law (“Privatisation Law”) and subsequent introduction of all relevant secondary legislation. Although the phase of the mandatory privatisation of the so­called socially-­owned companies (which comprised a special feature of the pre­privatisation system in Serbia) was finalised on 31 […]

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