The European Commission today adopted a proposal for a Council Decision authorising negotiations to modernise the Energy Charter Treaty (ECT), to which the EU is part. These negotiations aim to revise the provisions of the ECT so that they reflect modern investment standards, such as the EU’s reformed approach on investment protection.
Update: A revised version of the Fourth report on the State of the Energy Union and a corrigendum for the original version have been published.
A press release, a Q&A and the speeches by VP Sefcovic and Commissioner Arias Cañete at the State of the Energy Union press conference are also available.
The conclusions take stock of the achievements of the political and economic cooperation under the Eastern Partnership.
The first meeting of Joint Committee under the Viet Nam – European Union (EU) Comprehensive Partnership and Cooperation Framework Agreement (PCA) met in Ha Noi on 10 May 2019.The Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of Viet Nam To Anh Dzung, Head of the Vietnamese Delegation, and the Director for Asia and Pacific in the European External Action Service Gunnar Wiegand, co-chaired the first meeting.
Upon invitation of the 2018 Energy Community Athens Forum on Electricity, the Secretariat published today Policy Guidelines on Increasing Competition and Liquidity of Wholesale Electricity Markets, including Power Exchanges.
The International Energy Agency released the latest in-depth review of Morocco’s energy policies today, welcoming the institutional, legal and fiscal reforms undertaken to promote the sustainable development of the country’s energy sector.