PJSC Gazprom IFRS Consolidated Interim Condensed Financial Information - Unaudited - English - 30 September 2019
On 25 July 2019 Nord Stream 2 AG, a subsidiary of the Group, filed with the General Court of the EU a petition to declare the amendments to the EU Third Gas Directive entered into force on 23 May 2019 concerning the regulation of gas transmission from third countries, including the Russian Federation, invalid and to annul them because of their discriminatory nature, an infringement of the principles of equal treatment and proportionality, misuse of powers, as well as breach of procedural requirements.
On 26 July 2019 Nord Stream AG, a joint venture of the Group, filed with the General Court of the EU a petition to declare the amendments to the EU Third Gas Directive invalid as regards the provision setting forth the unreasonably short deadline for EU member states to grant derogations from provisions of the EU Third Gas Directive, which made it significantly less probable to obtain derogations.
On 26 September 2019 Nord Stream 2 AG sent a notification to the European Commission about the initiation of arbitration proceedings by the ad hoc arbitration tribunal established under the UNCITRAL Arbitration Rules against the EU under the Energy Charter Treaty. Nord Stream 2 AG believes that by making discriminatory amendments to the EU Third Gas Directive, the EU has breached its obligations under Articles 10 and 13 of the Energy Charter Treaty.