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European external energy policy – re-orientation in times of crisis

On EU external energy policy there has been a certain mismatch between ambition and instruments. On the one hand, there is a long-standing argument that the EU needs to develop ‘one voice’ towards foreign suppliers to improve its negotiation position and improve supply security (e.g., the proposal by Jaques Delors and Jerzy Buzek). On the […]

Date: May 14 - Topic: Green economy

On EU external energy policy there has been a certain mismatch between ambition and instruments. On the one hand, there is a long-standing argument that the EU needs to develop ‘one voice’ towards foreign suppliers to improve its negotiation position and improve supply security (e.g., the proposal by Jaques Delors and Jerzy Buzek). On the other hand, the most tangible results of EU external energy policy were achieved by European initiatives such as the ‘Energy Charter’ and the ‘Energy Community’ that helped to gradually transform energy sectors in the European neighbourhood so as to make them more compatible with the EU energy market.With recent events in Ukraine, the discussion on re-orienting European external energy policy gained new momentum.

At this event we will discuss European external energy policy from three perspectives: (1) Małgorzata Kałużyńska (Director EU Economic Department at the Polish Ministry of Foreign Affairs) will address the issue from the perspective of a member state, (2) Dirk Buschle (Deputy Director Energy Community) will give a view from his international organisation and (3) Vsveolod Chentsov (Director at the Foreign Ministry of Ukraine) will the provide the perspective of a partner country. The three short presentations will be commented by Frank Umbach (EUCERS) before the floor is opened for discussion.

Speakers

  • Introduction: Georg Zachmann, Research Fellow, Bruegel
  • Małgorzata Kałużyńska, Director, EU Economic Department, Polish Ministry of Foreign Affairs
  • Dirk Buschle,Deputy Director, Energy Community
  • Vsveolod Chentsov, Director, Foreign Ministry of Ukraine
  • Discussant – Frank Umbach, Associate Director at the European Centre for Energy and Resource Security (EUCERS), King’s College, London
  • Chair – Sami Andoura, Chair of European Energy Policy at the College of Europe

Practical details

  • Venue: Bruegel, Rue de la Charité 33, 1210 Brussels
  • Time: Wednesday 14 May, 2014, 12:00-14:00
  • Contact: Matilda Sevón, Events Manager – matilda.sevon[at]bruegel.org
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