The Treaty establishing the Energy Community created a set of common institutions and a legal framework within which these institutions operate.
The Treaty and its acquis evolve constantly to incorporate new sectors as well as update or replace older acts. To stay on track with the evolution of European Union law, Articles 24 and 25 of the Treaty allow the adaptation of the acquis and implementing of possible amendments.
For the sake of best possible overview, the Secretariat has taken the task to compile the prevailing Energy Community legal framework under one cover. With so far seven editions, the latest 4.3 edition was released in June 2022. The Legal Framework publication consists of three parts. Whilst Part I replicates the Treaty establishing the Energy Community, Part II lists the complete Energy Community acquis communautaire in force. Part III displays a selection of Energy Community secondary legislation.