A little-known treaty with over 50 signatories allows companies to sue states for enacting climate-friendly legislation. A product of the 90s, the Energy Charter Treaty came into being to encourage investments in former Soviet states. But today, critics and experts believe that it has outlived its purpose. Read more "The Energy Charter Treaty — How shadow courts could prolong Europe’s fossil age"
The Energy Charter Treaty is an international agreement that offers protection of foreign investments in the energy sector. One of its key features is that it allows companies and foreign investors to sue states under a system of international arbitration. Read more "Explainer: How the Energy Charter Treaty works"
Despite regulations that exist on paper and potential conflicts of interest, top EU officials have gone on to work for lobby groups after serving their terms in office. This practice is not just disreputable, but also damaging to democracy. Read more "Revolving doors — The dirty downside of lobby politics in Brussels"