The Energy Charter Treaty: Expanding the Liberalisation of Energy Industries
Article from: OGEL Archive issue , in In the Spotlight
Outside the special relationship of the European Union with the former Soviet Countries, the Energy Charter Treaty is generally little understood and viewed with indifference, and sometimes resentment. But such view is, as this note argues, quite wrong. The Energy Charter Treaty is the only multilateral treaty in the economic field around. It is emerging, from rather humble and specific beginnings in the EU-Russia context after the collapse of the Soviet Union, as a significant international legal instrument providing protection of investment and facilitation of ...