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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 represen...

Ashgabat hosts annual courses on the Energy Charter Program

On 1-2 June, 2017, in Ashgabat, the annual courses on the Energy Charter program were held at the International University of Oil and Gas. Within the framework of the courses 4 sessions were held: 1. EURASIAN ENERGY SECURITY CHALLENGES AND THE ROLE OF GAS THROUGH TO 2030: HOW TO HANDLE, WHAT TO EXPECT? 2. THE ROLE OF CONVENTIONAL AND UNCONVENTIONAL OIL AND GAS SUPPLIES IN EURASIAN ENERGY SEC...

CONCLUDING DOCUMENT of Ashgabat International Energy Charter Forum «Towards a Multilateral Framework Agreement on Transit of Energy Resources» under the Chairmanship of Turkmenistan

On May 30-31 2017 within the framework of its Chairmanship at the International Energy Charter Conference, the Government of Turkmenistan jointly with the Secretariat of the International Energy Charter held Ashgabat International Energy Charter Forum “Towards a Multilateral Framework Agreement on Transit of Energy Resources.” More than 80 participants, including Ministers, high-level officials an...

The media forum, dedicated to the 28th session of the International Energy Charter Conference started in Ashgabat

On May 31, 2017, a media forum, dedicated to the 28th session of the International Energy Charter Conference was held in Ashgabat. The forum was attended by foreign and domestic journalists, experts, representatives of relevant ministries and departments. In particular, representatives of about 30 international news agencies and publications such as AzerTaj, Russia-24, Bernama (Malaysia), the N...

International Energy Charter Forum under the title: "Towards a multilateral framework agreement on transit of energy resources" started its work in Ashgabat

On May 30, 2017, International Energy Charter Forum started its work in Ashgabat under the chairmanship of Turkmenistan in the Energy Charter Conference in 2017. The forum is titled: "Towards a multilateral framework agreement on transit of energy resources" to stimulate meaningful discussions on the role of transit in global energy security and sustainable development. Representatives of relev...

International Energy Charter contributes to the Conference on EU-Central Asia Cooperation

22 May 2017 The Conference “EU-Central Asia: Reaching Sustainable Development Goals” was organized by the Permanent Representation of the Slovak Republic to the EU and the Embassy of the Republic of Tajikistan in Belgium on 18 March 2017. The aim of the Conference was to discuss the challenges of sustainable development in Central Asia with a focus on Tajikistan and identify possible ways for e...

The Republic of Mali Joins the International Energy Charter

22 May 2017 The Republic of Mali has joined the International Energy Charter following its signature by H.E. Ambassador  Sekou Goussou CISSE in a ceremony held in Brussels on  12 May 2017 at the Secretariat in Brussels. The Netherlands, depository of the International Energy Charter, and the Secretary General Dr Urban Rusnák welcomed the 14th African State to have signed the International Energ...

International Energy Charter Forum - Mobilising Investments for a Sustainable Energy Future

On May 12 2017, the Energy Charter Secretariat (ECS) hosted the International Energy Charter Forum in Brussels. The event was jointly organized with Florence School of Regulation (FSR), Arbitration Institute of the Stockholm Chamber of Commerce (SCC), International Center for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID), and Permanent Court of Arbitration (PCA). Over 100 participants were in attendan...

Seminar on investment mediation takes place at the Energy Charter Secretariat

On 11 May 2017 the Energy Charter Secretariat held an interactive seminar on investment mediation to provide government officials with a practical understanding of the key issues involved in investment mediation with foreign investors and with relevant advice on how to deal with potential obstacles. The seminar gathered government officials from 15 countries from Asia, Africa, Latin America and Eu...

International Energy Charter Implementation Group discusses legal issues and energy efficiency

On 11 May 2017, the Implementation Group held its third meeting at the new premises of the Energy Charter Secretariat, based in Brussels. The meeting, chaired by Vice Chair Mr. Johan Vetlesen (Norway), was orientated around energy efficiency and particular legal issues relevant to the International Energy Charter constituency. Delegates were updated on progress regarding the in-depth energy eff...