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Trade | 30 September 2022

Arguments in favour of Energy Charter Treaty withdrawal

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Arguments in favour of Energy Charter Treaty withdrawal

The ECT’s contracting parties have engaged in negotiations of the modernisation of
the ECT. The European Commission has been very active in the negotiations, trying
to secure an outcome that would meet the objectives set in the mandate it received
from the Council. However, the outcomes of the negotiations do not make the
new ECT desirable, nor necessary for several reasons. Instead, withdrawal from
the ECT remains the most viable option for the EU and the Member States (MS).