Post-Cold War energy treaty remains ‘significant threat’ to EU Green Deal

A draft proposal to reform the Energy Charter Treaty sent to governments this week would leave the door open for investor-state dispute settlement (ISDS) attacks against tougher EU environmental legislation, lawyers have warned senior European Commission officials.

by Robert Hodgson
Gas infrastructure: treaty was originally intended to de-risk gas and oil infrastructure investments in unstable post-communist states (photo: TOBIAS SCHWARZ/AFP via Getty Images)
Gas infrastructure: treaty was originally intended to de-risk gas and oil infrastructure investments in unstable post-communist states (photo: TOBIAS SCHWARZ/AFP via Getty Images)

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