The Vienna Forum on European Energy Law is an annual joint initiative of the FSR Energy Union Law Area and the Energy Community Secretariat which aims to bridge the gap in energy debate between the EU and Energy Community.
This is the position of the CJEU’s Advocate General who delivered his recent Opinion in Case C-848/19 P Germany v Poland concerning the OPAL natural gas pipeline. He advises the Court of Justice to uphold the General Court’s earlier ruling in Case T-883/16 Poland v Commission that energy solidarity is a principle of EU primary law which entails rights and obligations for EU institutions and for the Member States. Although the CJEU may not necessarily follow his advice, this Opinion already raises a number of interesting opportunities for discussion.
Introduction Dirk Buschle │ Energy Community Secretariat; College of Europe
Moderator Leigh Hancher | FSR; Tilburg University; Baker Botts LLP
Setting the Scene
Kim Talus | Universities of Tulane, Eastern Finland and Helsinki
A Critical appraisal of the AG Opionion
Dr Pawel Pikus │ Director of Electricity & Gas Department in the Ministry of Climate and Environment of the Republic of Poland
Katja Yafimava│ OIES, Oxford
Q & A
Conclusion Leigh Hancher & Dirk Buschle
The Future of Energy Solidarity (FSR Energy Union Law | Opinion)
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