bilaterals.org logo
bilaterals.org logo

Europe

Bilateral deal-making involving European governments.

last update: May 2012


Nord Stream 2 invokes Energy Charter Treaty to challenge EU gas link rules
EU plans to extend its internal energy market rules to Russia’s Nord Stream 2 natural gas link to Germany could breach the Energy Charter Treaty, which protects international investors, according to the Swiss-registered company building it.
Rosia Montana: Seeds of utopia in town almost lost to gold mining
In 2015, Gabriel Resources sued Romania before of the ICSID, asking for a reported four billion dollars in damages, after protests halted plans for Europe’s largest gold mine.
Bulgaria says Oman has withdrawn arbitration claim over Corpbank
Oman’s sovereign wealth fund has withdrawn an 80 million euro claim against Bulgaria over the collapse of Corporate Commercial Bank (Corpbank), the Bulgarian finance ministry said.
Head of Montenegro’s troubled Atlas Banka sues president, central bank governor
Atlas Group is seeking payment of €500mn in damages from Montenegro at an international court.
ICSID tribunal rejects EVN claims for further compensation from Bulgaria
EVN and Bulgaria reached an out-of-court settlement, under which part of the claims regarding the remuneration obligations for renewable energy were offset between a Bulgarian EVN subsidiary and the Bulgarian state-owned National Electricity Company.
Sweden hopes to increase commercial relationship with Ecuador
The parties expressed their interest in exploring the possibility of initiating negotiations of a bilateral investment agreement.
Italy joins China’s Belt and Road Initiative
Italy is the first G7 country to sign up to the scheme, in a move that has caused upset in Washington and Brussels.
Azerbaijan, EU to hold talks on comprehensive agreement later in March - source
Azerbaijan and the European Union will hold fresh talks on concluding a bilateral comprehensive agreement later in March, a diplomatic source in Baku said
Arbitral award challenge based on Achmea unsuccessful
According to the Svea Court of Appeal, Achmea does not preclude states and investors within the European Union from entering into an arbitration agreement regarding a specific dispute.
Berlin court orders Yukos ex-shareholders to pay Russia 188,000 euros in legal costs
A Berlin court has ordered former shareholders of Hally’s Parsons Green, linked to now defunct oil company Yukos, to compensate Russia its legal costs to the tune of 188,000 euros.

    Links


  • Amfori
    European business lobby group on foreign trade issues
  • Collectif Stop Tafta / CETA
    Site internet du collectif français Stop TAFTA, CETA et autres accords de libre-échange
  • ESF
    The European Services Forum (ESF) is a network of representatives from the European services sector. We are committed to actively promoting the interests of the European services sector and the liberalisation of services markets throughout the world in connection with the GATS negotiations.
  • Eurochambres
    Eurochambres, a European business lobby group, webpage on FTAs
  • FOEE: Trade
    Friends of the Earth Europe’s special web section on trade deals
  • Handelskampanjen
    The Norwegian Trade Campaign will oppose the current, neo-liberal trade policies and fundamentally reform the trade policy system.
  • Pour
    POUR est un collectif citoyen qui met à votre disposition des analyses et prises de position d’experts, de philosophes, de sociologues, de juristes, d’économistes, de représentants syndicaux, de cinéastes, d’éditeurs belges et européens sur les accords de libre-échange
  • Seattle to Brussels Network
    The S2B network was formed in the aftermath of the WTO’s 1999 Seattle Ministerial to challenge the corporate-driven agenda of the European Union and other European governments for continued global trade and investment liberalisation.
  • Trade Leaks
    Greenpeace’s leaked documents underline the strong objections civil society and millions of people around the world have voiced.