On 24 October 2019 EU Member States reached agreement on a plurilateral treaty for the termination of intra-EU bilateral investment treaties (BITs). The agreement follows the declarations of 15 and 16 January 2019 on the legal consequences of the judgment of the Court of Justice in Achmea and on investment protection in the European Union, where member states committed to terminate their intra-EU BITs.

In light of the January Declarations the Commission will intensify discussions with Member States with the aim of better ensuring complete, strong and effective protection of investments within the European Union.


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