Council of the European Union - Negotiating Directives for the Modernisation of the Energy Charter Treaty - Adoption - No Cion doc 9305-19 - 2 July 2019
NEGOTIATING DIRECTIVES FOR THE MODERNISATION OF THE ENERGY CHARTER TREATY
Regarding the process of the negotiations:
The Union shall be represented by the Commission throughout the negotiations. In accordance with the principles of sincere cooperation and of unity of external representation as laid down in the Treaties, the Union and the Member States of the Union participating in the negotiations shall fully coordinate positions and act accordingly throughout the negotiations.
These directives are without prejudice to the division of competences between the Union and the Member States as laid down in the Treaties.
Member States which are Members of the ECT shall exercise their voting rights and express themselves in accordance with these directives and previously agreed EU positions.