Today, the Energy Community Secretariat passed on to the European Commission a complaint submitted by the Ukrainian National Joint Stock Company Naftogaz of Ukraine under Article 90 of the Energy Community Treaty.

The complaint concerns the alleged violation of Energy Community law by the so-called ‘Nord Stream 2’ pipeline project. The complaint was transferred on the basis of Procedural Act No 2008/01/MC-EnC of the Energy Community Ministerial Council on the Rules of Procedure for Dispute Settlement under the Treaty, as amended. This provision requires cases concerning the alleged failure of EU Member States with EU legislation to be dealt with by the European Commission.