Summary title: Petition No 0668/2018 by P. T. (Bulgaria) on the alleged violation of Regulation 1698/2005/EC and Directive 2009/28/EC by Bulgaria
Petition number: 0668/2018
Name of association: Union of European Green Energy Manufacturers / Съюз на европейските производители на на зелена енергия (СЕПЗЕ)
Name: P. T.
The petitioner alleges that the State of Bulgaria has failed to fulfil its obligations under Union law by arbitrarily ending the support scheme for 324 small Renewable Energy Sources (RES). The introduction of new legislation has led to setting new prices for purchasing electricity power produced by solar plants. Such a change of pricing clearly violates EU law, which prohibits the change of fixed prices under any circumstances. In that regard, the petitioner calls for initiation of an investigation by setting up a temporary Committee of Inquiry, which will look into the pattern of malpractices of Bulgarian authorities regarding the proper implementation of Union law.