On 24 October 2019, the majority of EU Member States approved the draft text to end intra-EU DTS. The signed agreement is a commitment of several months, although four Member States have still not reached an agreement. 9. The intermediary shall invite the investor and the Member State in which the investment took place to submit written observations within two months of his appointment. If the settlement procedure has been initiated on the basis of paragraph 6, the Ombudsman may request the European Commission to provide advice on relevant issues relating to Union law within two months. (3) As regards greater security, it is clarified that the formal denunciation of the bilateral investment agreement between Germany and Croatia by that agreement should not be interpreted as meaning that the ILO between Germany and the former Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia (SFRJ) could be revived in relations between Germany and Croatia. This is without prejudice to the applicability of the ILO between Germany and the former SFRJ in relations between Germany and certain States which were established on the territory of the former SFRJ and which are not EU Member States. 7. The settlement procedure shall be supervised by an impartial mediator to find between the parties an amicable, lawful and fair out-of-court settlement of the dispute that is the subject of the arbitration. The settlement procedure is impartial and confidential. Any party to the settlement procedure has the right to co-order its views. Here you will find information on the right to free movement of capital in the EU, including its legal basis, monitoring and investments outside the EU. `final arbitration` means those in which a final award was rendered before 6 March 2018, where the arbitral award (i) was enforced before that date, as long as no proceedings challenging the arbitral award (such as the set-aside or set-aside proceedings) or its enforcement were set aside or set aside before the entry into force of the treaty.
Challenges to an arbitral award are often in the form of a declassification procedure before a national court of the legal seat of the Court of Arbitration, although arbitration proceedings that take place at the International Center for Settlement of Investment Disputes, in accordance with a treaty known as the Washington Convention, are heard by an ad hoc international body known as the Cancellation Committee.  On the other hand, efforts to enforce an award may take place in the national jurisdiction of any jurisdiction in which an investor locates assets and is generally subject to a contract known as the New York Convention.  Arbitration proceedings falling into this category cannot be reopened. In addition, any agreement to resolve arbitration proceedings initiated before 6 March 2018 under one of the 123 NTBs is not affected by the Treaty.  Investors in this category enjoy the legal certainty of not being required to repay payments already received. On 24 October 2019, EU Member States agreed on a plurilateral treaty to end bilateral investment agreements within the EU. The agreement follows the statements of 15 and 16 January 2019 on the legal consequences of the Court of Justice`s ruling in the Achmea case and on the protection of investments in the European Union, in which Member States committed to end their intra-EU DTT. The agreement also applies to THOSETOs that have already been denounced, but which are still effective on the basis of the so-called “Sunset Clauses”. A sunset clause is a provision that extends the protection of investments made before the expiry date of the ILO for a further period. It is remarkable that Poland had already started to end its intra-EU DTS in 2017. The agreement provides that all expiry clauses contained in the agreement and BITs that were terminated before the agreement are terminated and have no legal effect. .