Looking Forward (ECT Special)
Article from: OGEL 5 (2004), in The Energy Charter Treaty
Priorities for the future
The central objective of the Energy Charter process is to promote the application and implementation of the Treaty rules. In the first instance, this means ensuring the ratification of the Treaty and its related instruments by all Signatory States, a task where ratification by the Russian Federation remains a very high priority. Secondly, it means a focused dialogue with the existing Contracting Parties to ensure compliance with the Treaty's provisions. It is also essential that the Energy Charter process keeps pace with changes in the fundamentals of the energy industry, and that ...