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The European Parliament has called for the EU to exit the “outdated” Energy Charter Treaty – as the ECT’s signatories delay a vote on amendments to the treaty until at least April next year.
24 November 2022
The African Society of International Law hosted a landmark event in Cairo ahead of the current COP27 climate change summit in Sharm El-Sheikh, Egypt, with warnings of "water wars" among other disasters if action is not taken.
18 November 2022
Guillermo Garcia-Perrote and Ella Wisniewski of Herbert Smith Freehills in Australia consider the politics and unintended consequences of the recent exodus of European states from the Energy Charter Treaty and ask what it means for the transition from fossil fuel.
15 November 2022
Slovenia has become the latest EU member state to announce it is withdrawing from the Energy Charter Treaty, as Switzerland confirms it will vote to adopt modernisations to the treaty.
10 November 2022
France is the latest European country to announce it is pulling out of the Energy Charter Treaty because of environmental concerns, following similar moves by the Netherlands and Spain.
24 October 2022
The Dutch government has followed Spain and Poland in announcing plans to withdraw from the Energy Charter Treaty, while other European states are reportedly considering abstaining from a vote next month on reforms to the treaty.
19 October 2022
Spain says it is withdrawing from the Energy Charter Treaty because of climate concerns, a week after the lower chamber of Poland’s parliament voted near-unanimously to exit the treaty.
13 October 2022
The Polish government has prepared draft legislation to withdraw the country from the Energy Charter Treaty, citing the need to comply with EU law and a lack of progress in efforts to modernise the treaty.
02 September 2022
EXCLUSIVE: GAR unpacks how Italy’s decision to ban offshore drilling near its coastline led to the state being ordered to pay more than €190 million plus interest to a UK company for breaching the Energy Charter Treaty.
26 August 2022
Uniper says it has agreed to withdraw a controversial Energy Charter Treaty claim against the Netherlands over climate change legislation as a condition of a €15 billion bailout from the German government, as the company struggles to cope with the steep drop in supplies of Russian gas.
25 July 2022
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