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The EU and Central Asia discuss energy cooperation

On 25 September 2017, the Energy Charter Secretariat organised the second coordination meeting on the EU strategy for Central Asia. The meeting was attended by the Ambassadors of Central Asia and representatives of the European Union, including the European External Action Service and DG Energy. The participants of the meeting supported the initiative of the Secretariat to contribute to the consultation process initiated by the European Union to revise the priorities of th...

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Implementation Group progresses on instruments for investment and transit in the energy sector

On 14 September 2017, the Energy Charter Implementation Group held its fourth meeting at the Energy Charter Secretariat in Brussels. The meeting was chaired by Mr. Sergey Katyshev (Kazakhstan). The Implementation Group collected input for the Ashgabat Declaration, which is expected to be adopted at the Energy Charter Conference in Turkmenistan, 28-29 November 2017. Delegates discussed best practices to facilitate the consultation process on a potential Multilateral Framewo...

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Industry Advisory Panel discusses de-risking investment in renewable energy

On Thursday 14 September 2017, in partnership with WindEurope, the Energy Charter Industry Advisory Panel (IAP) conducted its 40th meeting at the Energy Charter Secretariat in Brussels. The meeting was attended by a large number of members and energy experts.  Mr. Howard Chase, Chairman of the IAP, opened the session reviewing the earlier meetings of the year and restating the purpose of the Panel as strengthening the interaction between the Energy Charter Treaty (ECT) con...

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Gambia becomes the most recent Signatory in the Energy Charter Family

On 11 August 2017, the Republic of The Gambia joined as a signatory of the International Energy Charter and was granted observer status to the Energy Charter Conference. The political approval and confirmation by the Government of The Gambia’s membership was received by Energy Charter Secretary General Dr Urban Rusnák through the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Petroleum and Energy, Mr M. O. Nije.   The Government of Gambia, by its decision to become signatory of...

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Concluding Document of the Ashgabat International Energy Charter Forum released at UN General Assembly

The Concluding Document of the Ashgabat International Energy Charter Forum «Towards a Multilateral Framework Agreement on Transit of Energy Resources» was released in the official languages of the United Nations as an official document of the 71st Session of the UN General Assembly and thereby circulated among all UN Member States. The Ashgabat International Energy Charter Forum was held by the Government of Turkmenistan and the Energy Charter Secretariat on 30-31 May 2017...

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The United Arab Emirates becomes the 86th country to sign the International Energy Charter

On June 29, 2017 the United Arab Emirates (UAE) signed the International Energy Charter political declaration, becoming the 86th country to take this significant step within the context of its energy policy development. The signing ceremony took place in Paris and was attended by high level state officials, including the Minister of Energy of the United Arab Emirates, H.E. Suhail Al Mazrouei,  who signed the Declaration on behalf of the UAE, Secretary General Dr Urban Rusnak...

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Meeting of the Strategy Group held on 7-8 June 2017

The meeting of the Strategy Group of the International Energy Charter took place on 7-8 June 2017 at the Energy Charter Secretariat in Brussels. For the first time a full day was devoted to an Energy Dialogue on policy and market regulation, while the second day addressed issues related to the orientation and functioning of the Organisation. The Energy Dialogue was opened by high-level representatives of the current, outgoing and incoming Chairmanships of the Energy Charte...

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