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Annual Training on the Regulation of Energy Utilities

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31.10.2018

Regulating EU-Russia Energy Trade Relations: The WTO Ruling

In a ruling from the WTO, published on 10 August 2018, several of Russia’s arguments regarding the alleged incompatibility of the EU’s energy policy measures […] read more

Energy Union Law

brexit

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3.10.2018

The Irish Question: Brexit and the I-SEM

Brexit, the Irish Border and the All-island Single Electricity Market in Ireland: Challenges for EU Energy Policy and Cross-jurisdictional Regulatory Governance In this podcast, Dr. […] read more

Electricity

Podcast

17.07.2018

The FSR Director at IIEA | Listen to the podcast presentation from Dublin!

On 16 July 2018, the FSR Director gave a presentation at the Institute of International & European Affairs, Ireland’s leading think tank on European and International affairs. […] read more

Energy Union Law

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Podcast

26.06.2018

Capacity Withdrawals in Electricity Wholesale Markets – Competition & Regulation

In this podcast, Panagiotis Tsangaris, alumnus of the Max Planck Institute for Innovation and Competition, discusses the competition law and regulation issues that arise as […] read more

Energy Union Law

Brexit

Podcast

12.02.2018

Brexit & the Euratom Treaty, by Silke Goldberg

The Euratom Treaty, signed in Rome on 25 March 1957, established the European Atomic Energy Community, alongside the European Economic Community (EEC). Its function is […] read more

Energy Policy

Ensuring competitiveness and integrity of wholesale energy markets: the regulators’ view | Podcast with Clara Poletti

Competitiveness of wholesale energy markets is a fundamental goal of the EU since more than 20 years. Recently, specific pieces of legislation like REMIT have […] read more

Energy Union Law

opal-gas-pipeline

Podcast

15.01.2018

The Opal Gas Pipeline

In this podcast, Szymon Zaręba from the Polish Institute of International Affairs discusses the legislative developments surrounding the controversial Opal gas pipeline. The Opal pipeline […] read more

Electricity

Restructuring the electricity industry in emerging countries

Insights from Thanawadee Jaem On and Nicha Saiped During the Executive Course to master Electricity Markets, the FSR Lights on Women team organised an interview with […] read more

Energy Union Law

Podcast

12.12.2017

Ukraine’s Independent National Energy Regulator

In 2016, Ukraine proposed for the re-establishment of an independent national energy and utilities regulatory body. The Draft Law No 2966-d, “On the National Commission […] read more

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Annual Training on the Regulation of Energy Utilities

Regulating EU-Russia Energy Trade Relations: The WTO Ruling

- Energy Union Law

In a ruling from the WTO, published on 10 August 2018, several of Russia’s arguments regarding the alleged incompatibility of the EU’s energy policy measures with multilateral trade rules were dismissed. But was it a total defeat for Russia? In this podcast Moritz Wüstenberg, a researcher at the University of Eastern Finland, discusses the ruling and its wider implications.

Following Russia’s withdrawal from the Energy Charter Treaty in 2009, the World Trade Organisation (WTO) rules offer the only comprehensive regulatory framework for EU- Russia energy trading, which means that the compatibility of WTO rules with the EU energy policy is vital. The key ambition of the Third Energy Package was to advance the integration of the internal energy market, and thus it contains legislation on unbundling – the separation of energy supply and generation from the operation of transmission networks, non-discriminatory access to energy infrastructures and the independence of national energy regulators.

Russia had claimed that the EU was discriminating against Russia in the Package with regard to Russian pipeline transport services, service suppliers, and Russian natural gas. What standing does Russia have following the findings in WTO’s panel report? Should the findings of the report be refuted? Take a listen to our podcast to find out more.

Find more information about the WTO report on the case and for a brief history of the case, from the EC perspective.