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Energy Charter Conference Decisions

2016

  • CCDEC201601 - Appointment of second Vice-Chairperson of the Trade and Transit Group

    By CC 549 dated 6 January 2016, delegations were invited to approve the appointment as second Vice-Chair of the Trade and Transit Group of Ms. Tamar Tsurtsumia. As specified by Rule 19 of the Rules of Procedure concerning the adoption of decisions by correspondence, members of the Energy Charter Conference were informed that any delegation that wished to object to this proposal should notify the Secretariat of its position in writing by 26 January 2016.

  • CCDEC201602 - Venue and date of the 27 ECC Meeting

    On 24 April 2016 the Conference agreed that the 27th ordinary meeting of the Energy Charter Conference would take place in Tokyo on the 28th-29th November 2016.

  • CCDEC201603 - Terms and Conditions for the Accession of the Islamic Republic of Mauritania to the Energy Charter Treaty

    By document CC 551 dated 18 April 2016, the Conference was invited to adopt a Decision inviting the Islamic Republic of Mauritania to accede to the Energy Charter Treaty. As specified by Rule 19 of the Rules of Procedure concerning the adoption of decisions by correspondence, members of the Energy Charter Conference were informed that any delegation that wished to object to this proposal should notify the Secretariat of its position in writing by 7 May 2016. No objections were received within the specified time limit. Therefore, on 7 May 2016 the Energy Charter Conference approved this Decision.

  • CCDEC201604 - Re-appointment of the Secretary General

    By CC document 533 Rev 2 dated 12 May 2016 delegations were invited to approve the proposal to re-appoint Dr Urban Rusnák as Secretary-General of the Energy Charter Secretariat. Having received no objections within the specified time limit, the Conference reappointed Dr Urban Rusnák as Secretary-General of the Energy Charter Secretariat until 31 December 2021, subject to his commitments set out in his letter of 11 May 2016 and taking into account his vision plan 2017-2021.

  • CCDEC201605 - Appointment of the Vice-Chair of the Budget Committee

    By document CC 553 dated 19 May 2016, delegations were invited to approve the appointment of Mr. Wataru Takahama as Vice-Chair of the Budget Committee during 2016. Having received no objections within the specified time limit, the Secretariat would like to inform delegations of the appointment of Mr. Wataru Takahama as Vice-Chair of the Budget Committee during 2016.

  • CCDEC201606 - Approval of the acceptance of a voluntary contribution from the European Commission

    By CC 554 dated 25 May 2016, delegations were invited to approve the acceptance of the voluntary contribution of max. Euro 1,050,000 from the European Commission in relation to the project in EU Eastern Partnership and Central Asian countries (through a Grant Contract). No objections were received within the specified time limit. Therefore, on 13 June 2016 the Conference authorised the Secretary General to accept the voluntary contribution.

  • CCDEC201607 - Adoption of the Commentary to the Rules Concerning the Conduct of Conciliation of Transit Disputes

    By document CC 555, dated 1 June 2016, the Conference was invited to approve a draft conference decision in relation to the Commentary to the Rules Concerning the Conduct of Conciliation of Transit Disputes. Having received no objections within the specified time limit, on 20 June 2016 the Conference welcomed the work of the Trade and Transit Group and endorsed the Commentary as well as encouraged Contracting Parties to consider to use, on voluntary basis, the Conciliation mechanism to facilitate a fast and amicable solution of inter-state transit disputes.

  • CCDEC201608 - Informal Working Name

    By CC 556 dated 15 June 2016, the Conference was invited to approve a draft decision regarding the adoption of an informal working name to better reflect the global nature of the organisation and for clarity in presentation to third parties. As discussed at the Strategy Group meeting of 15 June 2016, the decision does not affect the status under international law of either the Energy Charter Conference or the Energy Charter Secretariat. On 4 July 2016, the Energy Charter Conference approved the use of an informal working name, 'International Energy Charter', to refer to the Energy Charter Conference and its subsidiary bodies, as well as the Energy Charter Secretariat.

  • CCDEC201609 - Approval Amendment Staff Rule 8.1.a

    By CC 557 dated 17 June 2016, the Conference was invited to approve an amendment to Staff Rule 8.1.a. No objections were received within the specified time limit. Therefore, on 6 July 2016 the Energy Charter Conference approved the amendment to Staff Rule 8.1.a.

  • CCDEC201610 - Approval of the Request of several African countries and the Southern African Development Community (SADC) to sign the International Energy Charter

    By CC 552 dated 7 June 2016, the Conference was invited to approve the request of several African countries and the Southern African Development Community (SADC) to become Signatories to the International Energy Charter. On 6 July 2016 the Energy Charter Conference invited the Southern African Development Community (SADC) and the Governments of Cabo Verde, Côte d'Ivoire, Democratic Republic of Congo, Djibouti, the Gambia, Guinea, Guinea Bissau, Lesotho, Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Mauritius, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Seychelles, Togo Zambia and Zimbabwe to subscribe to the International Energy Charter. The Conference, furthermore, invited the Government of the Netherlands, as Depositary, to make appropriate arrangements for implementing this decision.

  • CCDEC201611 - Approval of the Rules for Appointment of Deputy Secretary-General, the amendment to the Rules of Procedure of the Energy Charter Conference and the dissolution of the WG on Procedural Issues

    By document CC 558, dated 24 June 2016, the Conference was invited to (i) Approve, as Section XIII of the Rules of Procedure of the Energy Charter Conference, the Rules for Appointment of Deputy Secretary-General as recommended by the Working Group on Procedural Issues; (ii) Renumber current Section XIII (‘Revision’) as Section XIV (‘Revision’), as well as current Rule 21 as Rule 22; (iii) Acknowledge the successful completion of the mandate received by the Working Group on Procedural Issues and allow for the dissolution of the Group.

  • CCDEC201612 - Adoption by correspondence of the Guide on Investment Mediation

    By document CC 560, dated 30 June 2016, the Conference was invited to approve a draft conference decision in relation to the Guide on Investment Mediation. On 19 July 2016 the Conference (1) welcomed the work of the Investment Group and endorsed the Guide on Investment Mediation as a helpful, voluntary instrument to facilitate the amicable resolution of investment disputes; (2) encouraged Contracting Parties to consider to use mediation on voluntary basis as one of the options at any stage of the dispute to facilitate its amicable solution and to consider the good offices of the Energy Charter Secretariat; (3) welcomed the willingness of the Contracting Parties to facilitate effective enforcement in their Area of settlement agreements with foreign investors in accordance with the applicable law and the relevant domestic procedures.

  • CCDEC201613 - Approval of the Request of G5 Sahel to sign the International Energy Charter

    By CC 562 dated 7 July 2016, the Conference was invited to approve the request of G5 Sahel to become a Signatory to the International Energy Charter. No objections were received within the specified time limit. Therefore, on 5 August 2016 the Energy Charter Conference invites G5 Sahel to subscribe to the International Energy Charter. The Conference, furthermore, invites the Government of the Netherlands, as Depositary, to make appropriate arrangements for implementing this decision.

  • CCDEC201614 - Confirmation of the new date of the 2016 Annual Meeting of the Energy Charter Conference

    By CC 561 dated 7 July 2016, delegations were invited to confirm the decision to bring forward the ordinary meeting of the Conference to 25-26 November 2016. In accordance with Rule 19 (b) of the Conference’s Rules of Procedure concerning the adoption of decisions by correspondence, members of the Energy Charter Conference were informed that any delegation that wished to object to this proposal should notify the Secretariat of its position in writing by 26 July 2016.

  • CCDEC201615 - New Vice-Chair of the Conference

    By document CC 563 dated 4 August 2016, delegations were invited to approve the appointment of Mr. Dovranmammed Redjepov to replace Mr. Myratgeldy Meredov as Vice-Chair of the Conference.

  • CCDEC201616 - Approval of the Request of CEEAC to sign the International Energy Charter

    By CC 564 dated 5 August 2016, the Conference was invited to approve the request of the Economic Community of Central African States (CEEAC) to become a Signatory to the International Energy Charter. No objections were received within the specified time limit. Therefore, on 4 September 2016 the Energy Charter Conference invited the Economic Community of Central African States (CEEAC) to subscribe to the International Energy Charter. The Conference, furthermore, invited the Government of the Netherlands, as Depositary, to make appropriate arrangements for implementing this decision.

  • CCDEC201617 - Approval of the Request of East African Community to sign the International Energy Charter

    By CC 565 dated 22 August 2016, the Conference was invited to approve the request of the East African Community (EAC) to become a Signatory to the International Energy Charter. No objections were received within the specified time limit. Therefore, on 20 September 2016 the Energy Charter Conference invited the EAC to subscribe to the International Energy Charter. The Conference, furthermore, invited the Government of the Netherlands, as Depositary, to make appropriate arrangements for implementing this decision.

  • CCDEC201618 - New Vice-Chair of the Conference

    By document CC 566 dated 23 September 2016, delegations were invited to approve the appointment of Mr. Kazuo Kodama to replace Mr. Keiichi Katakami as Vice-Chair of the Conference. Having received no objections within a specified time limit, the Secretariat would like to inform delegations of the appointment of Mr. Kazuo Kodama as Vice-Chair of the Conference. The Secretariat would like to extend its congratulations to Mr. Kazuo Kodama.

  • CCDEC201619 - Approval of an increase of the multi-annual commitment authority

    By document CC 567, dated 20 September 2016, the Conference was invited to approve an increase of the multi-annual commitment authority for “Operating Expenditure” to Euro 2.000.000. Having received no objections within a specified time limit, on 12 October 2016 the Conference approved the increase of the multi-annual commitment authority for “Operating Expenditure” to Euro 2.000.000.

  • CCDEC201620 - Adoption by correspondence - Concept paper for a Multilateral Framework Agreement on Energy Transit

    By document CC 568, dated 23 September 2016, the Conference was invited to approve a draft conference decision related to the Multilateral Framework Agreement on Energy Transit. Having received no objections within the specified time limit, on 14 October 2016 the Conference approved the proposed decision.

  • CCDEC201621 - Adoption by correspondence - Removing barriers to the establishment of energy investments

    By document CC 570, dated 29 September 2016, the Conference was invited to approve a draft conference decision related to Removing barriers to the establishment of energy investments. Having received no objections within the specified time limit, on 18 October 2016 the Conference approved the proposed decision.

  • CCDEC201622 - Approval of the Request of Kenya to sign the International Energy Charter

    By CC 569 dated 23 September 2016, the Conference was invited to approve the request of Kenya to become a Signatory to the International Energy Charter. Therefore, on 22 October 2016 the Energy Charter Conference invited Kenya to subscribe to the International Energy Charter. The Conference, furthermore, invited the Government of the Netherlands, as Depositary, to make appropriate arrangements for implementing this decision.

  • CCDEC201623 - Adoption by correspondence – Recommendations of the In-depth Energy Efficiency Review of Armenia

    By document CC 571 dated 4 October 2016, the Energy Charter Conference was invited to welcome the report on the In-depth Energy Efficiency Review of Armenia and endorse its recommendations. Having received no objections within the specified time limit, the Conference welcomed the report on the In-depth Energy Efficiency Review of Armenia and endorsed the recommendations made to the Government of Armenia.

  • CCDEC201624 - Adoption by correspondence – De-restriction of some documents of the travaux préparatoires and new policy on access to the travaux préparatoires

    By document CC 559 dated 29 June 2016, the Conference was invited (i) to confirm the new policy on access to the travaux préparatoires, (ii) to de-restrict some documents of the travaux préparatoires and (iii) to allow the publication online of some documents of the travaux préparatoires. No objections were received within the final time limit.

  • CCDEC201625 - Adoption by correspondence - Exceptional measure regarding the Terminal Allowance

    By document CC 572 dated 11 October 2016, the Energy Charter Conference was invited to approve the proposed exceptional measure (i) to offer to pay to the individual officials concerned their Terminal Allowance as accrued by the end of their engagement at the higher grade, and (ii) to commence the calculation of their contributions and their entitlement to their Terminal Allowance on a reduced basic salary from the start of their new contract at a lower grade. Having received no objections within the specified time limit, on 31 October 2016 the Conference approved, with immediate effect, the exceptional measure with respect to the Terminal Allowance as described above.

  • CCDEC201626 - Adoption by correspondence - Amendments to the Staff Regulations and Rules

    By document CC 574 dated 11 October 2016 delegations were invited to approve the amendments to the Staff Regulations and Rules as recommended by the Budget Committee. No objections were received within the specified time limit. Therefore, on 31 October 2016 the Conference approved, with immediate effect, the amendments to the Staff Regulations and Rules as recommended by the Budget Committee.

  • CCDEC201627 - Adoption by correspondence - Review of the Financial Rules

    By document CC 575 dated 11 October 2016 delegations were invited to approve the amendments to the Financial Rules as recommended by the Budget Committee. No objections were received within the specified time limit. Therefore, on 31 October 2016, the Energy Charter Conference approved the amendments to the Financial Rules as recommended by the Budget Committee.

  • CCDEC201628 - Adoption by correspondence - Establishment and Terms of Reference of the Implementation Group

    By document CC 576 dated 11 October 2016 the Conference was invited to approve a draft conference decision (as supported by the Strategy Group) regarding the merge of several subsidiary groups into a single Implementation Group. Having received no objections within the specified time limit, on 18 October 2016 the Conference approved the decision with effect as of 25 November 2016.

  • CCDEC201629 - Discharge of the Secretary General from his management and administrative responsibility in respect of the 2015 Budget

    By document CC 577, dated 12 October 2016, delegations were invited to discharge the Secretary General from his management and administrative responsibility in respect of the 2015 Budget, in accordance with Article 32(4) of the Financial Rules. No objections were received within the specified time limit. Therefore, on 1 November 2016 the Conference took note of the Financial Statement and the Auditor’s Report of 2015, as circulated in document CC 577, and agreed, on the recommendation of the Budget Committee, to discharge the Secretary General from his management and administrative responsibility in respect to the 2015 Budget, in accordance with Article 32(4) of the Financial Rules.

  • CCDEC201630 - Programme of Work priorities for 2017

    By document CC580 dated 31 October 2016 delegations were invited to approve the Programme of Work priorities for 2017. No objections were received within the specified time limit. Therefore, on 20 November 2016, the Conference approved the Programme of Work priorities for 2017.

  • CCDEC201631 - Tokyo Declaration on the Energy Charter

    The Energy Charter Conference at its 27th Meeting held in Tokyo on 25-26 November 2016 adopted the Tokyo Declaration on the Energy Charter.

  • CCDEC201631 - Токийская декларация по Энергетической Хартии

    Конференция по Энергетической Хартии на 27-ой сессии в Токио 25-26 ноября 2016 приняла Токийскую декларацию по Энергетической Хартии.

  • CCDEC201632 - Approval of Observer status of ECO

    On 14 November 2016, the Economic Cooperation Organisation (ECO) formally requested that it be granted observer status at the Energy Charter Conference. The Energy Charter Conference at its 27th Meeting held on 25th November 2016 approved the Observer status of the Economic Cooperation Organisation (ECO).

  • CCDEC201633 - Approval of the acceptance of a voluntary contribution from the European Commission

    At its 27th Meeting held on 25 November 2016, the Energy Charter Conference authorised the Secretary General to accept a voluntary contribution of Euro 200,000 for 2017 once the contribution is finally confirmed by DG Energy of the European Commission.

  • CCDEC201634 - Adjustments to the Secretariats draft Budget for 2017

    At its 27th Meeting held on 25 November 2016, the Energy Charter Conference confirmed its adjusted Budget for 2017.

  • CCDEC201635 - List of Chairmanships of the Energy Charter Conference for 2017, 2018, 2019

    The Energy Charter Conference at its 27th Meeting held on 25 November 2016 adopted the list of Contracting Parties who will hold the Chairmanship for the years 2017, 2018, and 2019.

  • CCDEC201636 - Designation of the Conference Chairman, Vice Chairmen and other Officers of the Conference Subsidiary bodies for 2017

    The Energy Charter Conference at its 27th Meeting held on 25 November 2016 approved the designation of its officers.

  • CCDEC201637 - Pilot project for a flagship publication on energy investment risk assessment

    The Energy Charter Conference at its 27th Meeting held on 25 November 2016 welcomed the work of the Investment Group in 2016 in steering the expert discussions on concept, scope, methodology of the Energy Charter flagship publication on Energy Investment Risk Assessment; welcomed the pilot project which was aimed at elaborating the concept, scope and methodology of the flagship publication; invited the Secretariat to continue the pilot phase of the work and its efforts on identifying legal and regulatory risk indicators and ways of measuring them. Taking into account limited resources and aiming to prepare the grounds for the future edition of the horizontal flagship publication, requested the Energy Charter Secretariat to begin the preparatory work related to the first preliminary edition on selected countries in Asia and Pacific and to periodically inform the Implementation Group on the progress of this work.

  • CCDEC201638 - Report by the Secretary General and progress report on CONEXO policy

    The Energy Charter Conference at its 27th Meeting held on 25 November 2016 took note of the Secretary General’s Report of the year 2016 and the progress report on the CONEXO policy implementation.

  • CCDEC201639 - Report by the acting Chair of the Strategy Group

    The Energy Charter Conference at its 27th Meeting held on 25 November 2016 took note of the Report by the acting Chair of the Strategy Group.

  • CCDEC201640 - Reports by the Chairs of the Groups on Investment, Trade and Transit and Energy Efficiency

    The Energy Charter Conference at its 27th Meeting held on 25 November 2016 took note of the Reports by the Chairs of the Groups on Investment, Trade and Transit and Energy efficiency.

  • CCDEC201641 - Report by the Chairman of the Industry Advisory Panel

    The Energy Charter Conference at its 27th Meeting held on 25 November 2016: (i) took note of the report by the Chairman of the Industry Advisory Panel; (ii) requested the Secretariat to follow up the findings and recommendations of the Communication and assist the IAP with its further work; (iii) approved the new IAP members in accordance with the attached membership list.

  • CCDEC201642 - Provisional Schedule of meetings for 2017

    The Energy Charter Conference at its 27th Meeting held on 25 November 2016 took note of the Provisional schedule of planned and proposed Energy Charter Meetings and Activities for 2017.

  • CCDEC201643 - Date and venue of the 28th Meeting of the Conference

    The Energy Charter Conference at its 27th Meeting held on 25th November 2016 agreed that the 28th Meeting of the Energy Charter Conference would take place on the 28-29 November 2017 in Ashgabat (Turkmenistan).

  • CCDEC201644 - Terms and Conditions for the Accession of Burundi to the Energy Charter Treaty

    On 19 December 2016, the Energy Charter Conference Adopted by written procedure - Terms and Conditions for the Accession of the Republic of Burundi to the Energy Charter Treaty.

  • CCDEC201645 - Approval Amendment for Staff Rule 25.2.b

    On 20 December 2016, the Energy Charter Conference adopted by correspondence, the Amendment of Staff Rule 25.2.b.

2015

  • CCDEC201501 - Approval by written procedure of the acceptance of a voluntary contribution from the European Commission

    By CC 510 dated 25 February 2015, delegations were invited to approve the acceptance of the voluntary contribution of Euro 200,000 from DG Energy of the European Commission by the Secretary General.

  • CCDEC201502 - Approval of the Request of Niger to become a Signatory to the 1991 Energy Charter

    By CC 511 dated 13 March 2015, delegations were invited to approve the request of the Republic of Niger to become a Signatory to the Concluding Document of The Hague Conference on the European Energy Charter.

  • CCDEC201503 - Approval of the Request of Chad to become a Signatory to the 1991 Energy Charter

    By CC 512 dated 23 March 2015, delegations were invited to approve the request of the Republic of Chad to become a Signatory to the Concluding Document of The Hague Conference on the European Energy Charter.

  • CCDEC201504 - Confirmation of the new date of the 26th Meeting of the Energy Charter Conference

    According to Rule 1 of the Conference’s Rules of Procedure, ordinary meetings of the Conference may be rescheduled by the Chair of the Conference in consultation with the Secretariat if necessary for reasons unforeseen by the Conference.

  • CCDEC201505 - Adoption of the Policy Conclusions and Recommendations of the In-depth Review on ICMS in the Energy Sector of Latvia

    By CC document 514, dated 27 April 2015, delegations were invited to approve the Policy Conclusions and Recommendations of the In-depth Review on Investment Climate and Market Structure (ICMS) in the Energy Sector of Latvia.

  • CCDEC201506 - Appointment of the Vice-Chairperson of the WG on Procedural Issues

    By CC document 515, dated 11 May 2015, delegations were invited to approve the appointment of Mr. Dzmitry Nikolaevich Nikalayenia as Vice-Chair of the Working Group on Procedural Issues.

  • CCDEC201507 - Approval Amendment Staff Rule 8.1

    By CC document 516 dated 12 June 2015 delegations were invited to approve an amendment to Staff Rule 8.1.a that would allow the appointment of temporary officials/project staff (positions not included in the establishment table) who are not a national of a Contracting Party or a Signatory of the Energy Charter Treaty. As specified by Rule 20 of the Rules of Procedure (CC 53 corr. 2) concerning the adoption of decisions by correspondence, members of the Energy Charter Conference were informed that any delegation that wished to object to this proposal should notify the Secretariat of its position in writing not later than 2 July 2015.

  • CCDEC201508 - Approval of the Request of Burundi to become a Signatory to the 1991 Energy Charter

    Acting pursuant to Section VIII of the Final Act of the European Energy Charter Conference, the Energy Charter Conference approves the application of the Government of the Republic of Burundi to subscribe to the Concluding Document of The Hague Conference on the European Energy Charter. The Conference, furthermore, invites the Government of the Netherlands, as Depositary, to make appropriate arrangements for implementing this decision.

  • CCDEC201509 - Approval of the acceptance of a voluntary contribution from the Slovak Republic

    By CC 519 dated 14 August 2015, delegations were invited to approve the acceptance of the voluntary contribution of Euro 5,000 from the Ministry of Finance of Slovakia, as part of its preparation for the Slovak Republic Presidency in the Council of EU in 2016, to organize an Energy Charter Seminar and Roundtable on investment arbitration under the ECT and its modernisation to be held in Bratislava in Autumn 2015.

  • CCDEC201510 - Adoption of the Recommendations of the In-depth Energy Efficiency Review of Moldova

    By CC document 518, dated 10 August 2015, delegations were invited to approve the Recommendations of the In-depth Energy Efficiency Review of Moldova. As specified by Rule 20 of the Rules of Procedure (CC 53 corr. 2) concerning the adoption of decisions by correspondence, members of the Energy Charter Conference were informed that any delegation that wished to object to this proposal should notify the Secretariat of its position in writing not later than 4 September 2015.

  • CCDEC201511 - Adoption of the amendments to the Rules of Conciliation

    By document CC 520 dated 22 September 2015, delegations were invited to approve the amendments to the Rules Concerning the Conduct of Conciliation of Transit Disputes. As specified by Rule 20 of the Rules of Procedure (CC 53 Corr. 2) concerning the adoption of decisions by correspondence, members of the Energy Charter Conference were informed that any delegation that wished to object to this proposal should notify the Secretariat of its position in writing by 12 October 2015.

  • CCDEC201512 - Approval of the Request of El Salvador to become a Signatory to the International Energy Charter

    By CC 521 dated 5 October 2015, delegations were invited to approve the request of the Republic of El Salvador to become a Signatory to the International Energy Charter. As specified by Rule 20 of the Rules of Procedure (CC 53 Corr. 2) concerning the adoption of decisions by correspondence, members of the Energy Charter Conference were informed that any delegation that wished to object to this proposal should notify the Secretariat of its position in writing by 4 November 2015.

  • CCDEC201513 - Approval Amendments to the Staff Regulations and Rules

    By document CC523 dated 23 October 2015 delegations were invited to approve the amendments to the Staff Regulations and Rules as recommended by the Budget Committee. As expressly indicated in such document CC 523, the Budget Committee postponed a decision on the suggested amendment to Rule 8.1.a. (not to allow nationals from Signatories to be appointed to a post approved by the Conference), which will be discussed in 2016.

  • CCDEC201514 - Approval of discharge of the Secretary General from his management and administrative responsibility in respect of 2014 Budget

    By document CC 524, dated 28 October 2015, delegations were invited to discharge the Secretary General from his management and administrative responsibility in respect of the 2014 Budget, in accordance with Article 32(4) of the Financial Rules.

  • CCDEC201515 - Approval of review of the Blue Book and directions regarding implementation of Article 10(5) ECT

    By document CC 545, dated 6 November 2015, delegations were invited to adopt the comprehensive review and update of the Blue Book and the directions to the Secretariat for the implementation of Article 10(5) of the Energy Charter Treaty as agreed by the Investment Group. As specified by Rule 20 of the Rules of Procedure concerning the adoption of decisions by correspondence, members of the Energy Charter Conference were informed that any delegation that wished to object to this proposal should notify the Secretariat of its position in writing by 26 November 2015.

  • CCDEC201516 - Approval of the Conclusions of the CONEXO Policy Review

    By document CC 528, dated 6 November 2015, delegations were invited to approve the Conclusions and Recommendations of the CONEXO policy review as recommended by the Strategy Group. As specified by Rule 20 of the Rules of Procedure concerning the adoption of decisions by correspondence, members of the Energy Charter Conference were informed that any delegation that wished to object to this proposal should notify the Secretariat of its position in writing by 26 November 2015.

  • CCDEC201517 - Approval of the the Conclusions and recommendations from the assessment of the ICMS country reviews

    By document CC 529, dated 6 November 2015, delegations were invited to approve the Conclusions and recommendations from the assessment of the ICMS country reviews as agreed by the Investment Group. As specified by Rule 20 of the Rules of Procedure concerning the adoption of decisions by correspondence, members of the Energy Charter Conference were informed that any delegation that wished to object to this proposal should notify the Secretariat of its position in writing by 26 November 2015.

  • CCDEC201518 - Terms of Reference for the Energy Efficiency Group

    By document CC 530, dated 6 November 2015, delegations were invited to approve the transformation of the PEEREA Working Group to a Standing Group (the ‘Energy Efficiency Group’), as well as to approve the Terms of Reference of such Group. As specified by Rule 20 of the Rules of Procedure concerning the adoption of decisions by correspondence, members of the Energy Charter Conference were informed that any delegation that wished to object to this proposal should notify the Secretariat of its position in writing by 26 November 2015.

  • CCDEC201519 - Approval of the Conclusions and Recommendations from the PEEREA review process assessment

    By document CC 526, dated 6 November 2015, delegations were invited to approve the Conclusions and Recommendations from the PEEREA review process assessment as agreed by the PEEREA Working Group. As specified by Rule 20 of the Rules of Procedure concerning the adoption of decisions by correspondence, members of the Energy Charter Conference were informed that any delegation that wished to object to this proposal should notify the Secretariat of its position in writing by 26 November 2015.

  • CCDEC201520 - Approval of amendments to the procedural rules of the Conference

    By document CC 525, dated 5 November 2015, delegations were invited to approve the amendments to the Procedural Rules of the Energy Charter Conference. As specified by Rule 20 of the Rules of Procedure concerning the adoption of decisions by correspondence, members of the Energy Charter Conference were informed that any delegation that wished to object to this proposal should notify the Secretariat of its position in writing by 25 November 2015.

  • CCDEC201521 - Adoption of the Secretariat's Work Programme for 2016-2017

    By document CC 531, dated 9 November 2015, delegations were invited to approve the Secretariat’s Programme of Work for 2016-2017. As specified by Rule 20 of the Rules of Procedure concerning the adoption of decisions by correspondence, members of the Energy Charter Conference were informed that any delegation that wished to object to this proposal should notify the Secretariat of its position in writing by 29 November 2015.

  • CCDEC201522 - Approval of the Conclusions of the review of implementation of the ECT transit provisions

    By document CC 527, dated 9 November 2015, delegations were invited to approve the Conclusions of the review of implementation of the ECT transit provisions as agreed by the Trade and Transit Group. As specified by Rule 20 of the Rules of Procedure concerning the adoption of decisions by correspondence, members of the Energy Charter Conference were informed that any delegation that wished to object to this proposal should notify the Secretariat of its position in writing by 29 November 2015.

  • CCDEC201523 - Approval of the Declaration on Promotion of the Environmental Goods Agreement

    By document CC 522, dated 23 October 2015, delegations were invited to adopt the Declaration on Promotion of the Environmental Goods Agreement as agreed by the Trade and Transit Group. As specified by Rule 20 of the Rules of Procedure concerning the adoption of decisions by correspondence, members of the Energy Charter Conference were informed that any delegation that wished to object to this proposal should notify the Secretariat of its position in writing by 11 November 2015.

  • CCDEC201524 - List of Chairmanships of the Energy Charter Conference for 2016, 2017, 2018

    The Energy Charter Conference at its 26th Meeting held on 3 December 2015 adopted the list of Contracting Parties who will hold the Chairmanship for the years 2016, 2017, and 2018 as shown in document CC 542.

  • CCDEC201525 - Designation of the Conference Chairman, Vice Chairmen and other Officers of the Conference Subsidiary bodies for 2016

    The Energy Charter Conference at its 26th Meeting held on 3 December 2015 approved the designation of the following officers for the year 2016.

  • CCDEC201526 - Secretary General's Report of the year 2015

    The Energy Charter Conference at its 26th Meeting held on 3 December 2015 took note of the Secretary General’s Report of the year 2015 as contained in document CC 534 (attached hereto).

  • CCDEC201527 - Report by the Deputy Secretary General on CONEXO

    The Energy Charter Conference at its 26th Meeting held on 3 December 2015 took note of the Report of the Deputy Secretary General on CONEXO as contained in document CC 535 (attached hereto).

  • CCDEC201528 - Report by the Chairman of the Working Group on Procedural Issues

    The Energy Charter Conference at its 26th Meeting held on 3 December 2015 took note of the Report by the Chairman of the Working Group on Procedural Issues as contained in document CC 536 (attached hereto).

  • CCDEC201529 - Report by the Chairman of the Strategy Group

    The Energy Charter Conference at its 26th Meeting held on 3 December 2015 took note of the Report by the Chairman of the Strategy Group as contained in document CC 537 (attached hereto).

  • CCDEC201530 - Report by the Chairperson of the Trade and Transit Group

    The Energy Charter Conference at its 26th Meeting held on 3 December 2015 took note of the Report by the Chairperson of the Trade and Transit Group as contained in document CC 538 (attached hereto).

  • CCDEC201531 - Report by the Chairman of the Investment Group

    The Energy Charter Conference at its 26th Meeting held on 3 December 2015 took note of the Report by the Chairman of the Investment Group as contained in document CC 539 (attached hereto).

  • CCDEC201532 - Report by the Chairman of the Working Group on Energy Efficiency and Related Environmental Aspects

    The Energy Charter Conference at its 26th Meeting held on 3 December 2015 took note of the Report by the Chairman of the Working Group on Energy Efficiency and Related Environmental Aspects as contained in document CC 540 (attached hereto).

  • CCDEC201533 - Industry Advisory Panel Communication, Revised Terms of Reference and membership list

    The Energy Charter Conference at its 26th Meeting held on 3 December 2015: Took note of the Communication from the Industry Advisory Panel as contained in document CC 541 (Annex I), Requested the Secretariat to follow up the findings and recommendations of the Communication and assist the IAP with its further work; Renewed the existing mandate of the IAP for a further period of four years from 2015 to 2019, on the basis of the revised Terms of Reference (Annex II); and Approved nomination of IAP members in accordance with the attached membership list (Annex III).

  • CCDEC201534 - Approval of the Budget for 2016-2017

    The Energy Charter Conference on 3 December 2015 approved the Budget of the Energy Charter Secretariat for 2016-2017 (Annex I with a minor correction),1 including the draft Establishment Table (Annex II) and the two multi-annual commitment authorities as contained in CC 532.

  • CCDEC201535 - Terms and Conditions for the Accession of Yemen to the Energy Charter Treaty

    Terms and Conditions for the Accession of Yemen to the Energy Charter Treaty

  • CCDEC201536 - Approval of the new logo

    At the meeting of the Strategy Group on 22 October 2015, Delegations discussed the offer made by The Netherlands for the use of the logo of the International Energy Charter. As explained by Minister Kamp at the opening of the Ministerial Conference on the International Energy Charter, the logo is composed of five honeycombs, which symbolise the five continents working together to create a powerful energy partnership. The logo’s colours show the transition from traditional energy sources, in blue, by way of sustainable energy sources, in green, to the energy sources of the future, in yellow. The opening between the honeycombs symbolises the open market in energy that the Charter aims to promote.

  • CCDEC201537 - EU Regional Energy Cooperation Programme with Eastern Partnership and Central Asian Countries

    The Energy Charter Conference at its 26th Meeting held on 3 December 2015 took note of the EU Regional Energy Cooperation Programme with Eastern Partnership and Central Asian Countries (attached hereto) as introduced by the Directorate-General for Neighbourhood and Enlargement Negotiations (DG NEAR) of the European Commission.

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1999

  • CCDEC199901 - Procedures for Changes to Annex ID of the Energy Charter Treaty

    Following the decisions by the Conference to list Bosnia and Herzegovina (CC 42), the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (CC 82) and Mongolia (CC 132) in Annex ID of the Treaty, the Conference document CC 138 proposed procedures for effecting these decisions. Based on consultations with delegations, the Conference Chairman proposed a modification of the Decision...

  • CCDEC199902 - Observer Status for the Organisation of Black Sea Economic Cooperation

    The delegation of Greece, in its capacity as the current President of the BSEC, introduced the BSEC’s application to be granted observer status at the Energy Charter Conference. The delegations of Armenia, Bulgaria and Georgia underlined their support for this application. The Chairman noted the importance for the Charter process of developing closer ties with...

  • CCDEC199903 - Review under Article 34(7) of the Energy Charter Treaty

    The Conference approved the Chairman’s proposals on the conduct of the review required in accordance with Article 34 (7) of the Charter Treaty. The Secretariat was accordingly tasked with preparing a comprehensive report on the past and future implementation of the ECT and PEEREA for submission to the 4th Meeting of the Charter Conference in December 1999. The...

  • CCDEC199904 - Reports submitted to the 3rd Meeting of the Energy Charter Conference held on 30 June 1999

    Report of the Working Group on Energy Efficiency and Related Environmental Aspects (CC 141) The Conference took note of the Working Group Chairman’s report, and approved the conclusion that the Group should continue its activities as described in the Report and, in particular, should hold a second meeting in 1999. Delegations were invited by the Conference...

  • CCDEC199905 - Adjournment of modification of Staff Regulations and Rules to a future Conference Meeting

    The Conference approved the Budget Committee’s recommendation that this item be deferred for further consideration at the next meeting of the Budget Committee on 1st October, with a view to submitting a text for approval to the next Meeting of the Conference.

  • CCDEC199906 - Financial Rules

    In accordance with the recommendation of the Budget Committee, the Conference approved the proposal that as of the financial year 2000 the Secretariat’s Budget, the annual contributions, the accounts and the financial statements will be established, kept and presented in Euro.

  • CCDEC199907 - Report of the Working Group on Transit

    The Energy Charter Conference at its 3rd Meeting held on 30 June 1999 took note of the Report of the Working Group on Transit, as introduced by the Chairman of the Working Group in Room Document 1. The Conference concluded that the Working Group should continue its work on the Multilateral Transit Framework as a package consisting of a legally binding instrument...

  • CCDEC199908 - Reports submitted to the 4th Meeting of the Energy Charter Conference held on 7 December 1999

    The Conference approved the Budget Committee’s recommendation to discharge the Secretary General from his management and administrative responsibilities in respect of the 1998 Budget. Restructuring including privatisation (CC 152) The Conference took note of the Secretariat’s report on this issue. One delegation suggested that it might be appropriate to...

  • CCDEC199909 - Transitional Arrangements

    The Conference was informed about the review of transitional arrangements held on 8 November 1999. The review recommended that Armenia be granted an additional extension of its transitional period regarding Article 6(5) which had been considered necessary for the successful completion of its legislative process in this field. The most important conclusion of the...

  • CCDEC199910 - Adoption of the Energy Charter Secretariats Work Programme for 2000

    One delegation underlined that its approval of the Work Programme was given only to the understanding that, in implementing the Work Programme, full account would be taken of the Secretariat’s existing budget constraints. The same delegation registered its view that the activity described under item 4.3.2 of document CC 149 (“Preparation of the Supplementary...

  • CCDEC199911 - Report under Article 34(7) of the Energy Charter Treaty

    The Conference took note of the report contained in document CC 150, and approved the following Conclusions of the Review prescribed by Article 34(7) of the Energy Charter Treaty: • the Energy Charter process, based on the ongoing implementation of the Treaty and PEEREA, and on the unique and governing role of the Energy Charter Conference as a forum for...

  • CCDEC199912 - Progress Report and Recommendations on the development in pre-investment exceptions

    CONCLUSIONS [recommended by the November 1999 Investment Group meeting] The Charter Conference, having reviewed the pre-investment exceptions notified in accordance with Article 10(9); taking due note of Articles 10(2) and 10(5) requiring Contracting Parties/Signatories to endeavour to accord the better of national treatment, to endeavour to limit pre-investment...

  • CCDEC199913 - Rules of Procedure for Panel Proceedings under Article 29 and Annex D

    The Conference noted that the trade-related dispute settlement regime of the Treaty has attracted increased interest by industry circles and with representatives of some governments. It furthermore noted that Rules of Procedure for Panel Proceedings under Article 29 and Annex D were required to complement the dispute settlement mechanism contained in Annex D. The...

  • CCDEC199914 - Mandate for Negotiations on a Multilateral Transit Framework

    The Chairman stated that the Transit Working Group, in its meeting on October 5 1999, approved the mandate for negotiating a Transit Protocol under the auspices of the Energy Charter Conference forwarded for decision by today’s Conference. Following the Chairman’s recommendation, the Conference approved the following mandate: The Transit Working Group is...

  • CCDEC199915 - Recommendations on the In-Depth Energy Efficiency Review of the Slovak Republic

    Bearing in mind the need of addressing barriers to attracting and retaining investment in the area of energy efficiency, the following recommendations are provided to the Government of the Slovak Republic: while discussion on the new energy policy includes energy efficiency as a policy, there is a need to ensure that other elements of energy policy (nuclear,...

  • CCDEC199916 - Concerning the request of Turkey to be listed in Annex ID of the Energy Charter Treaty

    the Energy Charter Conference having regard to the Treaty, in particular Articles 34 and 36, considering that the 3rd Meeting of the Energy Charter Conference decided to consider changes to Annex ID of the Energy Charter Treaty on a case-by-case basis, considering the written request of Turkey to be listed in Annex ID to the Energy Charter Treaty, CONFIRMED as a...

  • CCDEC199917 - Modification of Staff Regulations and Rules

    The Energy Charter Conference approved the Modified Staff Regulations and Rules of the Energy Charter Secretariat contained in document CC 160/BC 80, as recommended by the Budget Committee.

  • CCDEC199918 - Implementation of the Structural Review of the Energy Charter Secretariat: Replacement of the Secretary-General

    Having taken note of the Chairman’s presentation on the outcome of the Structural Review, and on the conclusion to which it had led him, the Conference approved unanimously the decision, based on a proposal by the European Union, that the present Secretary General, Mr Peter Schütterle, be replaced by Mrs Ria Kemper of Germany as of 1st January 2000. The Conference...

  • CCDEC199919 - Adoption of the Secretariats Budget for 2000

    The Energy Charter Conference at its 4th Meeting held on 7 December 1999, following the Budget Committee’s recommendation, approved the Budget and Establishment Table [attached as Annex] for the year 2000 as contained in Room Document 7. The Conference also approved the following multi-annual commitment authorities: • prolongation of the multi-annual commitment...

  • CCDEC199920 - Designation of the Conference Chairman, Vice-Chairpersons and the Chairperson/Vice-Chairperson of Budget Committee for 2000

    Following a proposal from the European Union, the Conference approved the reappointment of Mr Henning Christophersen as Conference Chairman for 2000. The Conference approved the reappointment of Mr Kazuo Sunaga (Japan) as Vice-Chairman of the Conference for 2000. Based on the proposal of the Russian Federation in Message 216/99, the Conference also appointed Mr...

  • CCDEC199921 - Expansion of the Energy Charter Process: Accession Procedures, Accession Reports Preparation Guidelines

    The Conference noted the policy for expansion of the Energy Charter process, including the existing options for participation, and the procedures, conditions and criteria for accession to the Energy Charter Treaty and the Energy Charter Protocol on Energy Efficiency and Related Environmental Aspects included in Annexes 1, 2 and 3 (with Attachment) of document CC 146...

  • CCDEC199922 - Supplementary Treaty: Procedural Proposal

    The Energy Charter Conference at its 4th Meeting held on 7 December 1999 took note of the report by the Chairman and the Secretariat and approved the following procedural proposal by the Chairman: The Chairman of the Investment Group was invited to continue, under the guidance of the Conference Chairman, the consultations with delegations directly involved in the...

1998

1997

  • CCDEC199701 - Corrigenda to the Summary Record of the Sixth Meeting of the Charter Conference

    The Conference accepted the following change proposed by Belgium to point 7 b) on social security: "BC Chairman welcomed that Belgium had shown some openness in BC discussions and had confirmed that it was prepared to examine possible ways of taking into account the Secretariat′s needs. The Conference noted these documents and the BC report". The Conference also...

  • CCDEC199702 - Appointment of the Vice-Chairman of the Conference for 1997

    The Conference designated Mr. Toshio Sano (Japan) as Vice-Chairman of the Conference for the remainder of 1997.

  • CCDEC199703 - Appointment of the Chairperson of the Budget Committee for 1997

    The Conference designated Mr. Christian Pauletto (Switzerland) as Chairman of the Budget Committee for the remainder of 1997.

  • CCDEC199704 - Transitional Arrangements

    The Conference reviewed the progress of those Signatories listed in Annex T regarding provisions of the Treaty for which those Signatories claim temporary suspensions. Based on notifications from Signatories, the Secretariat had prepared a progress report giving a comprehensive overview of the current situation and containing a survey of all...

  • CCDEC199705 - Accession of the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia to the Energy Charter Treaty

    [Having taken into consideration necessary documentation including the terms and conditions of accession of the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia contained in document CC 82], the Conference: − noted that the State which has been admitted to membership of the United Nations under the General Assembly Resolution 47/225 as the former Yugoslav Republic of...

  • CCDEC199706 - Headquarters Agreement: Tax Position on Secretariat Officials

    The Conference, as recommended by the Budget Committee, adopted the following decision on the tax position of Secretariat officials: "The Energy Charter Secretariat′s officials′ remuneration is net of Belgian tax. Any Belgian tax claims in relation to that remuneration against officials arising under the agreed administrative procedure will be met by the...

  • CCDEC199707 - Reports and Notes considered by the 7th Meeting of the Provisional Energy Charter Conference

    - National Contributions to the Budget: Update of contributions received (Room Document 1) The Conference noted the statement of contributions as set out in RD 1. The Chairman urged those Signatories with outstanding contributions to pay as promptly as possible. The Italian delegation announced that Italy′s contribution would be paid following completion of its...

  • CCDEC199708 - Discussion of Key Issues Related to the Supplementary Treaty

    The Conference Chairman stated that he hoped to obtain basic agreement on the text of the Supplementary Treaty by the end of 1997 and he appealed to all delegations to contribute to this effort. With respect to the procedure for all three of the continuing negotiations, after an exchange of views, the Conference Chairman underlined that it was important to respect...

  • CCDEC199709 - Observer Status for the CIS Electric Power Council

    The Chairman proposed inviting the CIS Electric Power Council to become observer to the Conference, explaining that it is for the Council to decide whether or not to accept the invitation. Several delegations supported the proposal. One delegation did not object but announced that within the CIS Electric Power Council it might not take a positive position. One...

  • CCDEC199710 - Amendment of Staff Rules (adoption by written procedure)

    The Conference noted the recommendation by the Budget Committee that the Conference should adopt Staff Rules based on WCO Staff Rules as amended in CC 91, with the incorporation of two further provisions. Rule 9.1. should be amended to read: "As a rule, appointments to category A posts shall be for a period of not more than five years, renewable by further periods...

  • CCDEC199711 - Reduction of the General Reserve Fund

    The Conference noted CC 98; in particular the Secretariat′s agreement with the Canadian government that Canada′s contribution to the 1996 budget be recalculated, and the resulting calculatory deficit of BEF 1.869.820 in 1996 contributions. In accordance with the recommendation of the Budget Committee at its 17th October 1997 meeting, the Conference approved...

  • CCDEC199712 - Reports and Notes considered by the 8th Meeting of the Provisional Energy Charter Conference

    Progress in Ratification (Room Document 2): The Conference welcomed that since the 7th Meeting of the Conference further progress has been made: 29 Signatories have completed their national ratification procedures, of which 14 have deposited their instruments of ratification with the Depositary. The representative of the EU informed the Conference that the EU shall...

  • CCDEC199713 - Negotiations based on report from WG I: Supplementary Treaty

    With respect to the Supplementary Treaty the Conference Chairman noted that there was a wide agreement on most issues involved. Some issues were still open: - Annex PR (RD 4): consultations will continue in order to find common ground on this issue. The Chairman of the Survey session was invited to hold consultations with delegations to seek to clarify the notified...

  • CCDEC199714 - Negotiations based on report from WG II: Trade Amendment

    On the issue of a legally binding tariff standstill the non-WTO member countries expressed concern that the ongoing trade negotiations might limit their room for manoeuvre in the WTO accession process while the WTO member countries stressed that adherence to a tariff standstill in ECT context should be considered as strengthening not weakening their position in the...

  • CCDEC199715 - Negotiations based on report from WG III: Energy-Related Equipment

    Some non-WTO countries expressed concern with respect to inclusion of multipurpose items and energy consuming equipment not directly related to energy investments. It was underlined that the relative importance of the trade provisions had to be understood: the trade regime in the ECT is by its nature transitional until all parties have become members of the WTO; all...

  • CCDEC199716 - Process of Negotiations on Additional Protocols

    The texts of [Supplementary Treaty, Draft Trade Amendment and Energy-Related Equipment] will be submitted to the Legal Advisory Committee for scrutiny. The Chairman intends to submit an overall proposal on all the issues in the three areas in the beginning of December. He expressed the hope that substantial agreement on all outstanding issues would be reached at the...

  • CCDEC199717 - Secretariat′s Work Programme for 1998

    The Secretary General introduced the Work Programme as a minimum of activities for 1998 and urged the Conference to give the appropriate guidance for the Secretariat′s work. The Conference approved the work program with one amendment, proposed by Japan, concerning Paragraph 2.7 on Energy Efficiency, which is contained in RD 4. Hungary and Switzerland made comments...

  • CCDEC199718 - Secretariat′s Budget for 1998

    The Conference approved the 1998 Budget and Establishment table as contained in RD 6 and authorised a multi-annual commitment authority of 4 million BEF in respect of Budget Item 3 (Professional and Special Services), and the carry-over of the non-committed part of the appropriation for the Aarhus Energy Efficiency Initiative to a working capital fund in accordance...

  • CCDEC199719 - Election of the Chairperson and Vice-Chairpersons of the Energy Charter Conference for 1998

    As regards the 1998 Chairpersonship of the Conference, [the three nominations had been suggested]: first, that Mr Rutten be re-appointed for another term as the Conference Chairman; secondly, that Mr Sano (Japan) be re-appointed as Vice-Chairman and thirdly, that a second Vice-Person be appointed - Mrs Teleguina (Russian Federation) had been proposed for this...

  • CCDEC199720 - Election of the Chairperson of the Budget Committee for 1998

    Mr Pauletto (Switzerland) was designated as the Budget Committee Chairman for the year 1998.

  • CCDEC199721 - Election of the Chairperson of the Legal Advisory Committee for 1998

    Mr Paasivirta (EU Commission) was designated as the Legal Advisory Committee Chairman for 1998.

  • CCDEC199722 - Reports and Notes considered by the 9th Meeting of the Provisional Energy Charter Conference

    Progress on Ratification (RD 1) and on Accession to the ECT (RD 2) (a) The Conference noted that since the November Conference 3 further Signatories have completed their national ratification procedures thus increasing the number of such Signatories to 32. The Portuguese Delegate informed the Conference that the 12 Member States of the European Union and the EC...

  • CCDEC199723 - Chairman′s Conclusions on Negotiations on Supplementary Treaty, Trade Amendment and Energy-Related Equipment

    [Negotiations on the Supplementary Treaty (CC 106) and Negotiations on the Trade Amendment and the Energy-Related Equipment (CC 107) were] covered by the Chairman′s conclusions contained in CC 111 which was circulated on 19 December 1997. It was reported to the Conference that the Russian Federation and the European Communities had agreed on a joint statement on...

1996

  • CCDEC199601 - Secretariat′s Budget for 1996

    The Conference approved the 1996 Budget as presented in CC 62, including a multi-annual commitment authority of 1.0 million BEF in order to obtain the most advantageous market conditions for certain long-term operating expenditures, and the use of up to 6.0 million BEF out of the General Reserve Fund, mostly to finance expenditure related to the establishment of the...

  • CCDEC199602 - Terms of Reference governing the External Auditor

    TERMS OF REFERENCE GOVERNING THE EXTERNAL AUDITOR [as adopted by the Provisional Energy Charter Conference at its 5th Meeting held on 5 June 1996] Article 1 The External Auditor (hereinafter called the Auditor(s)) shall perform such audit of the accounts of the Secretariat, including all trust funds, capital funds, reserves and special accounts, as deemed necessary...

  • CCDEC199603 - Staff Regulations

    On the advice of BC, the Conference agreed the following: - The Staff Regulations are adopted as amended; - Rights, benefits and allowances based on these Staff Regulations, due to be granted in the future, shall be applied to all the contracts in force for the entirety of their duration; - The current situation in Brussels makes it unlikely that the language and...

  • CCDEC199604 - Election of the Vice-Chairpersons of WG I and II and the Budget Committee

    The Conference elected Mr. Luczkiewicz (Poland) as Vice-Chairman of the Budget Committee up to the next Conference meeting in December 1996, when both the Chairperson and the Vice-Chairperson of the Budget Committee will have to be elected for 1997. Mr Eikaas (Norway) was elected as Vice-Chairman of Working Group II (Trade) (CV circulated in Room Document...

  • CCDEC199605 - Provisional Application of Headquarters Agreement

    The Conference approved the [following] conditions mentioned in paragraph 5 of document BC 7 as recommended by the BC. [... the collection of indirect taxes and duties relating to purchases of the Secretariat′s members during the first year of their employment (Article 20 of the Headquarters Agreement) can be postponed, provided that the following conditions...

  • CCDEC199606 - Secretariat′s Work Programme for 1996: Update

    The Conference approved the 1996 Working Programme as proposed in CC 61 and Room Document 5 and took note of SG′s indication, that, following today′s decisions, transfers between different budget items in 1996 might be necessary as well as the engagement of additional staff for possible future new Working Groups.

  • CCDEC199607 - Reports and Notes considered by the 5th Meeting of the Provisional Energy Charter Conference

    Implementation of the 1995 Budget: The Chairman of the Budget Committee (BC) informed the Conference on the implementation of the 1995 budget and underlined that expenditure in 1995, as presented in Room Document 1, was significantly lower than budgeted due to the late establishment of the Secretariat. This resulted in an amount of uncommitted appropriations of ECU...

  • CCDEC199608 - Negotiations on Nuclear Instrument: Russian Federation Statement

    The Chairman concluded that it was not possible to reach a consensus on the status of the Nuclear Instrument. He invited the Russian delegation to submit its position in writing, including an analysis of where the results of the Moscow Summit go beyond the present text and to be more specific on the need for, and the content of, a new binding instrument. This should...

  • CCDEC199609 - Establishment of new Working Groups: Protocol on Electric Power Sector and Protocol on Major Accidents

    a) [...] A number of Energy Charter Treaty Signatories supported the idea of a legally binding Protocol [on the Electric Power Sector]. Others doubted whether a Protocol would be appropriate. Reference was made to ongoing work in other fora, e.g. UN/ECE. The Secretariat was asked to organize consultations with experts from governments and relevant organizations,...

  • CCDEC199610 - Amendments to Annexes T and ID: Republic of Bosnia and Herzegovina

    The Conference agreed to wait until the Treaty enters into force before taking a decision on the amendments relating to Annexes T and ID, with the aim of having them submitted for ratification at the same time as other amendments. The Conference Chairman concluded on behalf of the Signatories which are provisionally applying the Energy Charter Treaty and future...

  • CCDEC199611 - Subscription to the European Energy Charter by the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia

    The Chairman informed the Conference of the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia′s subscription on 3 April 1996 to the European Energy Charter. The Conference agreed that the terms for the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia′s accession should be finalised before the end of 1996 and asked the Secretariat to prepare necessary documentation in close co-operation...

  • CCDEC199612 - Organisation of Seminars; Social Protocol Proposal

    European Communities indicated their intention, to organise, in close co-ordination with the Secretariat, a seminar for Mediterranean countries which was welcomed by the Conference. (cf. Room Document 10) Japan indicated its interest to organise a seminar on the implications of the Treaty in Tokyo in September 1996. The Conference welcomed that initiative. SG...

  • CCDEC199613 - Application of Mongolia to become a signatory to the Concluding Document of the Hague Conference on the European Energy Charter

    The Conference, acting pursuant to Section VIII of the Final Act of the European Energy Charter Conference, approved the application of Mongolia to become a signatory to the Concluding Document of The Hague Conference on the European Energy Charter. The Conference, furthermore, invited the Government of the Netherlands, as Depositary of the Charter, to make...

  • CCDEC199614 - Work Programme 1997

    WORK PROGRAMME 1997 OF THE SECRETARIAT [as adopted by the Provisional Energy Charter Conference at its 6th Meeting held on 13 December 1996]

  • CCDEC199615 - Secretariat′s Budget for 1997

    [The Chairman of the Budget Committee (BC) presented the results of the BC meeting on 11-12 December 1996, as contained in RD 4.] BC Chairman explained that the compromise proposal was a total budget of BEF 150 million (including contributions to Belgian Social Security). This proposal was based on zero growth calculated for a full year at BEF 142.8 million plus...

  • CCDEC199616 - Election of the Chairperson and the Vice-Chairperson of the Conference for 1997

    The Conference, chaired at this point of the Agenda by Mr Chatalov/RUF, elected Ambassador Charles Rutten as Chairman of the Conference for 1997. Mr Kenichi Suganuma (Japan) was then elected Vice-Chairman for 1997.

  • CCDEC199617 - Election of the Chairman and Vice-Chairman of the Budget Committee for 1997

    The Conference elected Mr Victor Segalla as Chairman and Mr Roman Luckiewicz as Vice-Chairman of the Budget Committee for 1997.

  • CCDEC199618 - Reports and Notes considered by the 6th Meeting of the Provisional Energy Charter Conference

    [Report on Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia′s Accession to the Energy Charter Treaty (CC 77 and RD 8)] The Chairman informed the Conference on progress of the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia′s accession to the Energy Charter Treaty. After hearing the delegation of the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia the Conference noted: (i) that the terms for...

  • CCDEC199619 - Suspension of work on Nuclear Protocol

    Regarding the Russian proposal the European Union mentioned that it had not had enough time to reflect on the paper and it remained at the same position it stated during the June 1996 meeting. Kazakhstan, Armenia and Belarus supported the Russian request for a Nuclear Protocol. Japan reiterated its opposition to a legally binding Nuclear Protocol, but expressed...

  • CCDEC199620 - Work on Electricity and Observer Status for CIS Electric Power Council

    Some delegations did not support the CIS Power Council being given observer status. The Chairman invited the Secretary-General of the CIS Electric Council, Mr. Djangirov to participate as a guest in the Conference. The European Union asked the Secretariat to prepare a document regarding organisations that may qualify for observer status. The Conference invited the...

  • CCDEC199621 - Continuation of work on Major Accidents Protocol

    Based on the guidelines in Part V of the Report on Major Accidents/Interruptions, the Conference invited the Secretariat to pursue examination of this issue, in co-operation with delegates, especially those which argued in favour of a protocol.

1995

  • CCDEC199501 - Election of the Chairman of the Provisional Energy Charter Conference

    The Belgian delegation, as host country, opened the meeting and proposed that Ambassador Charles Rutten should be elected to continue as Chairman of the provisional Charter Conference. The Conference approved that proposal by acclamation. Ambassador Rutten accepted the Conference′s invitation and took over the Chairmanship of the meeting.

  • CCDEC199502 - Signature by the Republic of Bosnia and Herzegovina of the European Energy Charter

    On the proposal of the Chairman, the Conference, acting pursuant to Section VIII of the Final Act, approved the signature of the European Energy Charter (Concluding Document of the Hague Conference) by the Republic of Bosnia and Herzegovina. (Bosnia and Herzegovina signed the Charter on 6 April).

  • CCDEC199503 - Establishment of the Working Groups and adjournment of the negotiations on additional Protocols

    Following the formal opening of negotiations on the supplementary treaty and on trade issues at the first meeting of the provisional Charter Conference (CC1 paragraph 9), the Conference decided to establish the following Working Groups as subsidiary bodies of the Conference: Working Group I - Supplementary Investment Treaty Working Group II - Trade Working Group...

  • CCDEC199504 - Establishment of the Working Group I (Supplementary Investment Treaty): Terms of Reference and Chairman

    For Working Group I (Supplementary Investment Treaty) the Conference elected Mr Sydney Fremantle [United Kingdom] as Chairman. Terms of Reference for this Working Group were agreed and are at Annex I.

  • CCDEC199505 - Establishment of the Working Group II (Trade Amendment): Terms of Reference and Chairman

    For Working Group II (Trade) the Conference elected Dr Ivan Ivanov (Russian Federation) as Chairman. Terms of Reference for WG II were agreed and are at Annex II. The European Community and the Russian Federation, in particular, underlined that issues agreed in the Energy Charter Treaty as adopted in Lisbon should not be revisited in the trade negotiations.

  • CCDEC199506 - Establishment of the Working Group III (Energy-Related Equipment): Terms of Reference

    For Working Group III (Energy Equipment) the Conference noted with approval that Romania was in the process of identifying a candidate to chair the Working Group. Terms of Reference for WG III were agreed and are at Annex III.

  • CCDEC199507 - Establishment of the Working Group on Nuclear Energy including Safety: Provisional Terms of Reference

    For Working Group IV (Nuclear), the Conference agreed that Dr Robert Morrison (Canada) should be invited to continue the Chairmanship he had undertaken during the negotiating Conference. The European Community noted that their support for Dr Morrison was based on the assumption that Canada would become a Treaty signatory. Terms of Reference for WG IV were agreed...

  • CCDEC199508 - Establishment of the Budget Committee

    The Conference decided to constitute, as a subsidiary body of the provisional Charter Conference, a formal Budget Committee open to representatives of all Treaty signatories. The Financial Rules of the Conference, including the Terms of Reference for the Budget Committee, will be discussed by the Committee and then determined by the Conference when the location of...

  • CCDEC199509 - Secretariat′s Budget for 1995; Inclusion of "Travel" item in the Secretariat′s Budget

    On the proposal of the European Community, the Conference agreed that the 1995 Budget should be 2.7 million ECU, of which 0.4 million ECU would relate to costs involved in establishing the Secretariat, which would not recur in future years. [...] The Conference approved [...] revised 1995 Budget unanimously and authorised the Secretary-General to execute it....

  • CCDEC199510 - Secretariat′s Domestic Legal Capacity

    The Conference, whilst noting the authority provided to the Charter Secretariat in Article 35(5) of the Energy Charter Treaty, and with the support of the Belgian delegation, adopted the following Decision: "The Charter Secretariat shall henceforward enjoy in Belgium the domestic legal capacity which may be necessary for the exercise of its functions and the...

  • CCDEC199511 - Secretariat′s Location and Negotiations on terms of headquarters agreement

    The Conference considered the available information on possible future locations for the Charter Secretariat (CC 14 and RD 2) but decided that additional consultations would be necessary before it would be possible to reach agreement on this question. [...] In the meantime the Conference authorised the Secretary-General to negotiate provisionally: "the terms of any...

  • CCDEC199512 - Adjournment of discussion of the Secretariat′s organigram and Staff table

    The Secretary-General informed the Conference that the revised 1995 Budget of 2.7 MECU would require the elimination of 2 A, 1 B and 2 C grade posts (in EC terms) from the organigram and staff table annexed to CC 16 [...] The two A posts eliminated would be the post in Administration and one post in the Implementation Directorate (see Annex I to CC 16). The...

  • CCDEC199513 - Adjournment of discussion of the Rules of Procedure of the Provisional Energy Charter Conference

    The Conference agreed to postpone discussion of the Rules of Procedure until its next meeting. In the meantime consultations would be arranged with delegations to resolve technical issues, with the aim of concentrating discussions at the June meeting on policy questions such as the future language regime.

  • CCDEC199514 - Reports and Notes considered by the 2nd Meeting of the Provisional Energy Charter Conference

    The Chairman informed the meeting that Hungary, Lithuania and Uzbekistan had now signed the Energy Charter Treaty and the Energy Efficiency Protocol. Japan informed the Conference that its internal approval procedures were underway and that it intended to sign the Treaty as soon as possible, certainly before the end of the signature period. The Chairman stressed...

  • CCDEC199515 - Chairman of the Budget Committee (adoption by written procedure)

    [In document CC 27 the delegations were invited to agree to the election of Mr. Viktor Segalla (Austria) as Chairman of the Budget Committee. In document CC 33 from 24 July 1995 the delegations were informed that the relevant three-quarters majority had agreed to the election of Mr Segalla as Chairman of the Budget Committee.]

  • CCDEC199516 - Chairman of the Working Group III (Energy-Related Equipment) (adoption by written procedure)

    [In document CC 27 the delegations were invited to agree to the election of Mr. Lucian Leonida Biro (Romania) as Chairman of Working Group III on Energy Related Equipment. In document CC 33 from 24 July 1995 the delegations were informed that the relevant three-quarters majority had agreed to the election of Mr Biro as Chairman of Working Group III (Energy Related...

  • CCDEC199517 - Secretariat′s Location

    The Conference took the following decision by consensus: "The Provisional Charter Conference and Secretariat are located in Brussels." All delegations agreed that this Decision will continue to apply after entry into force of the Treaty, subject to the following Declaration: "The decision taken on the location of the Secretariat is a political decision. Keeping...

  • CCDEC199518 - Terms of the Headquarters Agreement

    "In accordance with Article 34(4) (f) of the Energy Charter Treaty, the Provisional Charter Conference approved the terms of the headquarters agreement with the Kingdom of Belgium, and instructed the Chairman of the Conference and the Secretary-General to sign the agreement on its behalf." All delegations agreed that the headquarters agreement should continue to...

  • CCDEC199519 - Organisation of the Secretariat: top officials grading and the Secretary-General contract

    The Conference agreed however that the Director for Negotiations, on a personal basis, could be assigned a higher status to reflect his current seniority. For the future Secretary-General, it was agreed that the terms of his contract should be negotiated by the Conference Chairman in consultation with a small group of the largest financial contributors to the...

  • CCDEC199520 - Provisional Rules of Procedure

    After discussion, the Chairman noted that no final agreement could be reached at this meeting on the Rules of Procedure. The main outstanding question was the future language regime for the Conference and Working Group I. Compromise proposals by the Chairman on certain other issues were circulated at the meeting (RD 8 Corr. 2). The Chairman will prior to...

  • CCDEC199521 - Establishment of Legal Advisory Committee: Framework and Tasks

    The Conference decided to establish a sub-group, to be known as the Legal Advisory Committee, to provide legal advice to the Chairman of the Conference and to Working Group Chairmen. The Framework and Tasks for this sub-group of the Charter Conference (Annex to doc. CC 24) were agreed. The sub-group would elect a provisional Chairperson and rapporteur. It was...

  • CCDEC199522 - Terms of Reference for the Budget Committee

    After examination of the OECD Financial Regulations [...], one delegation′s reserve on the principle of the Conference being able to delegate decisions to the Budget Committee was withdrawn. The Conference approved the draft terms of reference annexed to document CC 36 (Corrigendum).

  • CCDEC199523 - Inclusion of Bosnia and Herzegovina in the Annex ID of the Energy Charter Treaty

    The Conference agreed in principle the addition of Annex T entries for Bosnia and Herzegovina (doc. 31) and the inclusion of that country in Annex ID of the Charter Treaty. This was necessary because Bosnia-Herzegovina, which did not sign the Charter until April 1995, had not been involved in the Treaty negotiations. Norway stressed that, although they supported...

  • CCDEC199524 - Financial Rules Preparation

    The Conference agreed that the Budget Committee should prepare for its approval draft financial rules based on OECD practice but taking account of more limited nature of the Secretariat′s activities.

  • CCDEC199525 - Postponement of Negotiations on Nuclear Declaration

    The Chairman outlined the conclusions of work on this subject as reported by the Chairman of the Nuclear Working Group (doc. NU 20). He asked the Conference to approve the principle of a Nuclear Declaration. The Russian Delegation made a statement [attached as Annex] recording its preference for a legally binding Protocol and emphasising the need for cooperation in...

  • CCDEC199526 - Reports and Notes considered by the 3rd Meeting of the Provisional Energy Charter Conference

    Financial Situation:The Secretary-General reported that expenditure in 1995 so far, almost wholly met by the European Commission on the Secretariat′s behalf, amounted to about 700.000 ECU. Once the necessary decisions to establish the Secretariat were made [...] expenditure would accelerate and might reach 2 MECU by the end of the year, as against a budget of 2.7...

  • CCDEC199527 - Appointment of the Secretary-General

    The Conference [...] unanimously decided to appoint Dr Peter Schutterle as Secretary-General for a period of five years starting from 1 January 1996. The EC expressed their appreciation for the work undertaken by Clive Jones as Secretary-General during the last four years. The Conference endorsed this view and put on record its gratitude for Mr Jones′s leadership...

  • CCDEC199528 - Financial Rules

    The Conference considered the Financial Rules proposed in RD 7 as a result of the Budget Committee′s discussion on 21 November, and approved them subject to deletion of Article 13, for the reason that Article 13 merely confirmed the subject matter stipulated in the Treaty, and consequential amendment of Article 19.

  • CCDEC199529 - Secretariat′s Budget for 1996: additional B6 Finance officer

    In accordance with the Financial Rules, Article 11, the Conference agreed on a three-year commitment authority for office rental, associated charges and property taxes of a maximum total of 31.2 million BF for three-year period 1996-1998 (RD 8 of 22 November 1995). The Conference approved the creation of one additional B6 Finance officer post in the Secretariat and...

  • CCDEC199530 - Rules of Procedure for the Provisional Charter Conference (Canada and United States attendance, Language Regime)

    The Conference approved the Rules of Procedure for the Provisional Charter Conference including a Norwegian proposal (CC 48) for participation in the negotiations referred to in Articles 10(4) and 33 and attendance at other meetings by Charter signatories. It was furthermore agreed to delete the references to vice-chairpersons in Rules 1 and 4. The Conference...

  • CCDEC199531 - Application of the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia

    The Conference, acting pursuant to Section VIII of the Final Act of the European Energy Charter Conference, approved the application of the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia to become a signatory of the Concluding Document of the Hague Conference on the European Energy Charter. The Chairman invited the Government of the Netherlands, as Depositary of the Charter,...

  • CCDEC199532 - Election of Chairmen and Vice-Chairmen of the Conference, the Working Group III and the Legal Advisory Committee

    In the absence of the Rules of Procedure on this matter, the Conference Chairman proposed that the most senior delegate among the participants should chair the meeting during the election of Conference Chairman for 1996. The head of the Russian delegation, Deputy Minister Anatoli Shatalov, proposed that Ambassador Charles Rutten should be elected to continue as...

  • CCDEC199533 - Provisional Secretariat′s Work Programme for 1996

    The Conference Chairman noted that the Work Programme was approved in principle although it would need to be adapted in the light of the revised budget for 1996. One delegation had comments on the Work Programme and was invited to consult the Secretariat bilaterally. The Conference would have the final adoption of the 1996 Work Programme on the agenda for its next...

  • CCDEC199534 - Reports and Notes considered by the 4th Meeting of the Provisional Energy Charter Conference

    Financial situation: The Deputy Secretary-General reported on the current financial situation. Expenditure in 1995 was markedly below budget because of the delay in deciding the Secretariat′s location and the Conference decision in April to freeze recruitment. But expenditure on office accommodation, equipment and other items would substantially increase expenses...

1994

  • CCDEC199401 - Election of the Conference Chairman

    The Portuguese delegation, as host country, opened the meeting and proposed that the Chairman of the negotiating Conference, Ambassador Charles Rutten, should chair this first meeting of the provisional Charter Conference. The Conference elected Ambassador Rutten to serve as Chairman until its next meeting.

  • CCDEC199402 - Appointment of the Secretary-General

    In accordance with Articles 35 and 45 of the Energy Charter Treaty, the Conference agreed to appoint Mr Clive Jones as provisional Secretary-General for a period of one year from 1 January to 31 December 1995.

  • CCDEC199403 - Organisation of the Secretariat: Headquarters Agreement (under Article 34(3)f of the Treaty)

    The provisional Charter Conference, considering that the European Communities will continue to host the provisional Charter Secretariat on the basis of the existing financial arrangements until a decision on the location of the Secretariat is taken by the provisional Conference, mandates the provisional Secretary-General to open exploratory negotiations on the terms of a headquarters agreement in accordance with Article 34(3)(f) of the Treaty and to report back to its next meeting.

  • CCDEC199404 - Opening of negotiations on a supplementary treaty (Article 10(4))

    The Conference formally opened negotiations on a supplementary treaty as required by Article 10(4) of the Energy Charter Treaty. It invited the Secretary-General to begin consultations with delegations and to convoke a first meeting of a new Working Group on this issue in February or March 1995.

  • CCDEC199405 - Opening of negotiations on a Treaty amendment dealing with Tariff Standstill (Article 29(6))

    The Conference formally opened negotiations on a Treaty amendment dealing with tariff standstill, as required by Article 29(6) of the Energy Charter Treaty. It invited the Secretary-General to submit proposals to its next meeting on the constitution of a Working Group to deal with this subject, on the terms of reference of that Group, and on the timing of its first meeting.

  • CCDEC199406 - Opening of negotiations on the inclusion of Energy-Related Equipment in the Trade Provisions of the Treaty (Article 31)

    The Conference formally opened negotiations on the inclusion of energy-related equipment in the trade provisions of the Energy Charter Treaty, as required by its Article 31. It invited the Secretary-General to submit proposals to its next meeting on the constitution of a Working Group to deal with this subject, on the terms of reference of that Group, and on the timing of its first meeting.

  • CCDEC199407 - Establishment of the Provisional Budget Committee

    The Conference authorised Ambassador Charles Rutten, Chairman of the first meeting of the provisional Charter Conference in Lisbon, to constitute a Budget Committee to guide the Secretary-General in the work of preparing a draft budget for 1995 for submission to its next meeting. The Budget Committee would be constituted initially on an informal basis, and provisionally chaired by Ambassador Rutten, until its formal composition and terms of reference were approved by the Conference. The Committee's composition should take account of geographical balance and levels of financial contribution.

  • CCDEC199408 - Rules of Procedure Preparation

    The Conference invited the Secretary-General to prepare proposals for the Conference's rules of procedure and for the structure of the Secretariat, for consideration at its next meeting.