In July 2017, the Secretariat and the authorities of Bosnia and Herzegovina signed a Settlement Agreement regarding the environmental permits of two planned large combustion plants (TPP Banovici and TPP Tuzla 7). The environmental permits were the subject of cases ECS-16/16 and ECS-17/16 against Bosnia and Herzegovina regarding incompliance with Energy Community acquis.
As a result of the successful mediation, the Parties agreed to amend the environmental permits of TPP Banovici and TPP Tuzla 7 in order to comply with the relevant requirements of Chapter III and Annex V of Directive 2010/75/EU on industrial emissions for new plants.
The Ministry of Foreign Trade and Economic Relations of Bosnia and Herzegovina sent the final versions of the environmental permits of both installations to the Secretariat for review. The Secretariat assessed the two environmental permits and decided not to initiate dispute settlement procedures against Bosnia and Herzegovina in this regard.