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The International Energy Charter is pleased to announce the launch of the Energy Investment Risk Assessment publication - #EIRA2018. The launch of this flagship publication is open to the public and will take place on the 3rd of October 2018 in Brussels, Belgium. The event will open with a keynote speech from the European Commission Vice-President for Energy Union Maroš Šefčovič.

 

The Energy Law Associations from France, Greece, Italy, Portugal, Spain and the United Kingdom have created the European Federation of Energy Law Associations (EFELA), which held its first conference in Brussels on 18 September 2018. The event was entitled ‘Beyond Energy Sector Reforms’. Associations in Germany and Ireland are observer members. EFELA’s goal is to promote ‘reflection, study, research and discussion on the configuration of a modern Energy Law’ at a time when the energy transition...

The new Latin American Association of Energy Law (ASIDE, Asociación Iberoamericana de Derecho de la Energía) invited the Energy Charter Secretariat to participate in its inaugural Congress held in Mexico on 6-7 September 2018 hosted by the Facultad de Derecho y Criminlogía de la  Universidad Autónoma de Nuevo León in Monterrey. The meeting gathered energy law professors from Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Mexico, Peru and the United States, energy regulators from Mexico, Panama and the Regional...

On 13 September 2018 in Yerevan, Armenia, the Energy Charter Secretariat together with the Ministry of Energy Infrastructures and Natural Resources of the Republic of Armenia and the EU Delegation to Armenia convened a communication workshop on developing a code of good practices for stakeholder consultations and inter-ministerial coordination. 

On September 11, 2018, the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID) hosted the Energy Charter Treaty Forum in Paris. The event was jointly organised by the Energy Charter Secretariat, ICSID, the Arbitration Institute of the Stockholm Chamber of Commerce (SCC) and the Permanent Court of Arbitration (PCA).

On the 5 September 2018, His Excellency Mr Chary Atayev, the recently appointed ambassador of Turkmenistan to the Kingdom of Belgium, paid a courtesy visit to the Energy Charter Secretariat and met with Secretary-General Dr Urban Rusnák.  

At the end of August 2018, high-level energy executives from around the world gathered In Stavanger, Norway for two biennial events - the Offshore Northern Seas (ONS) Summit in cooperation with the Munich Security Conference On 26-27 August, followed by the ONS Conference and Exhibition 27-31 August. Both events involved high-level government officials, top industry representatives and academics. The International Energy Charter was represented by Secretary-General Dr Urban Rusnák who took part...

On 1 August 2018, the new Ambassador of Panama in Brussels H.E. Miguel Verzbolovskis paid a courtesy visit to meet with Energy Charter Secretary-General Dr Urban Rusnák. The meeting allowed the resumption of the positive collaboration between Panama and the International Energy Charter since it acquired observer status in 2017. Panama is interested in sharing common standards on investment promotion, trade and transit. The Panama Canal is an essential link in the global LNG supply chain, and the...

Another exciting edition of the Legal training will take place at the Energy Charter Secretariat on 5-8 November 2018. The 2018 edition of the Investment Arbitration Masterclass is a hands-on training and open discussion guiding participants through the main stages of a typical investment arbitration. 

On 30 July 2018, Her Excellency Ms Aigul Kuspan Ambassador of the Republic of Kazakhstan in Brussels paid an introductory visit to the Energy Charter Secretariat.  Being recently appointed, H.E. Ambassador Kuspan met with Secretary-General Dr Urban Rusnák and other officials of the Secretariat.  

The Bucharest Energy Charter Conference is now available on the Energy Charter YouTube channel

On 14 October 2018, in Abu Dhabi, the United Arab Emirates (UAE), a Forum will be held on Mediation in the GCC and the Development of Investor State (IS) Mediation.

On 20 July 2018, Energy Charter Secretary-General, Dr Urban Rusnák met with Dominique Ristori, Director General of DG ENER at the European Commission offices.  The meeting centred on the current activities of the Energy Charter Secretariat (ECS), namely, the modernisation process of the Energy Charter Treaty (ECT), the situation on investment and transit and the launch of the Energy Investment Risk Assessment (EIRA) report. The meeting was also the occasion for DG Ristori to reaffirm support of...

The Energy Charter Secretariat was invited by the Research Service of the European Parliament to take part in a roundtable on renewable energy on 17-18 July 2018, which was held in Niger, in West Africa. Head of Expansion Unit, Dr Ernesto Bonafé, participated in a panel composed of other experts from the European Parliament, the European Commission, the African Development Bank, IRENA, and other stakeholders from Niger. The roundtables (there were two others on numeric transformation,...

On 5 July 2018, the Ministry of Energy of Azerbaijan and the EU4Energy Governance project conducted the First Meeting of the Inter-Ministerial Working Group on the Long-term Energy Strategy of Azerbaijan.