LEGAL REGULATION OF EU COOPERATION WITH NORWAY IN THE FIELD OF NATURAL GAS SUPPLY

S D Bilotsky

Abstract


The article examines the international legal aspect of the EU's cooperation with Norway regarding the supply of natural gas. It was investigated that this cooperation is regulated by legal acts related to different legal order. These are: 1. Bilateral and multilateral international treaties concluded by the EU and the member states with Norway; 2. Agreements concluded by the EU with Norway; 3. Acts of EU law and joint bodies with the participation of the EU and Norway; 4. Norwegian legislation and EU member states; 5. Private gas contracts concluded between the legal entities of Norway and the EU member states. The key in this sense is the Norwegian legislation, the obligations of the parties under the Agreement on the European Economic Area (EEA) and the rules of secondary and primary law of the EU. As part of its commitment to the SES, Norway has adopted most of the EU primary energy law rules for energy in 1994, but Norway's renewal of legislation in line with the further liberalization of the European energy market is slow. So far, Norway has only included in its legislation the norms from the acts of the Second EU energy package (2003), but the latest trends in the EU energy law - from the Third Energy Package (2009) - have not yet been implemented.

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.17721/apmv.2018.138.0.124-134

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