France withdraws from the Energy Charter Treaty

France withdraws from the Energy Charter Treaty

In a statement to the press after the European Union (EU) Leaders’ Summit, Macron mentioned the measures they took at the summit to reduce gas and electricity prices, and stated that they reinforced their decision to reform the European electricity market, “(As France) we have decided to withdraw from the Energy Charter Agreement. ” said.

Emmanuel Macron said that they want the EU to meet its energy needs entirely with electricity.

The President of France also noted that 2,000 Ukrainian soldiers will be trained in his country.

Reminding that France announced last week that it will deliver new military equipment to Ukraine, Macron said that they are working to send reinforcements Caesar howitzer to this country.

Expressing that they also discussed the EU-China relations at the summit, Macron said, “We need strategic independence.” he said.

The Energy Charter Treaty, signed in Lisbon on 17 December 1994 by nearly 50 countries, including Russia, establishes the framework for cross-border cooperation in the energy sector and trade.

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