A British oil and gas company is using a controversial energy treaty to sue Slovenia, after being required to carry out an environmental impact assessment
Ascent Resources Plc and its subsidiary Ascent Slovenia Ltd have formally notified Slovenia of the existence of disputes under the UK - Slovenia bilateral investment treaty and the Energy Charter Treaty.
Ascent Resources plans to lodge an investment treaty arbitration claim under the Energy Charter Treaty.
Preliminary findings of an analysis of potential trade liberalisation with the US show that consequences for Slovenia’s economy would be relatively small but mostly negative, eliminating jobs in the private sector.
The United Left (ZL), a coalition of leftist parties, demanded on Friday answers from the Slovenian government about the secretive Transatlantic trade agreements as pressure mounts on governments across the EU to reveal the details of the far-reaching accords.
A Slovenian NGO-sponsored panel criticises the lack of transparency in the EU’s talks on free trade agreements with the US and Canada.