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FSR Energy Union Law launches a Webinar Series: Extending the Energy Acquis beyond the European Union ­ Institutional Challenges

Speaker: Professor Henrik Bjørnebye (Scandinavian Institute of Maritime Law, University of Oslo)

The ambitious Energy Union policy is about to result in an ambitious EU energy law. A complex regulatory framework for internal electricity and gas markets necessitates sector specific institutions capable of facilitating supervision and enforcement of the law. Through cooperation agreements such as the EEA Agreement and the Energy Community Treaty, the EU´s internal energy market comprises more than just EU Member States. This situation raises challenges for the implementation of both substantive rules and institutional arrangements in non-EU Member States.

In this webinar, Professor Bjørnebye will, in particular, focus on the institutional challenges arising as a result of the establishment of specific EU energy sector institutions such as ACER and ENTSO-E (and, correspondingly, ENTSO-G). In particular, the question arises as to how cooperation between the EU and non-EU Member States could be structured for EU institutions with decision-making powers without voting rights for the non-EU Member States, i.e. ACER. Professor Bjørnebye will primarily focus on the EEA Agreement, but similar challenges may arise under the Energy Community cooperation and, in the coming years it may also potentially impact a cooperation agreement with the UK post-Brexit.

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And stay tuned for our next webinar on network codes on 18 June at 12.00 CEST with Saskia Lavrijssen (Tilburg University)


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