Estonian govt endorses EU-Singapore investment protection accord's ratification bill

  • 2019-10-31
  • BNS/TBT Staff

TALLINN – The Estonian government on Thursday approved the bill of ratification of the agreement on the protection of investments between the European Union and Singapore.

The purpose of the agreement is to improve the investment climate between EU member states and Singapore, spokespeople for the Estonian government said.

Under the agreement a two-tier investment adjudication system would be created, aimed at ensuring better legal protection for investors and enabling to handle their disputes faster and in a transparent manner.

The Estonian government endorsed the draft of the agreement on Oct. 4 last year. Estonia signed the agreement in Luxembourg on Oct. 15 last year. The EU and Singapore signed the agreement during an Asia-Europe summit in Brussels on Oct. 19 last year.  

The agreement will step into effect after all the states parties have ratified it accordance with national procedures.