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Can the EU withdraw from the Energy Charter Treaty? – The sunset clause problem

In a resolution adopted on the 24th of November 2022, the European Parliament affirmed its determination to see the European Union (EU) withdraw from the Energy Charter Treaty (ECT), which led the European Commission (EC) to recommend a collective withdrawal of all 27 Member States of the EU. Until then, and as of 2017, the EC had been leading negotiations between all the Contracting Parties in an attempt to modernize this very controversial treaty. This decision echoes a wave of ECT denunciations by some EU Member States, whom, last November, shared their opposition towards the proposition to adopt the reformed text of the ECT.

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