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Brussels, 14 May 2014 – European energy policy: re-orientation in times of crisis
14/05/2014
 
Sami Andoura speaks at the Expert seminar organised by the Bruegel Institute in Brussels on May 14th 2014 on the issue of European external energy policy - re-orientation in times of crisis.

Sami Andoura speaks at the Expert seminar organised by the Bruegel Institute in Brussels on May 14th 2014 on the issue of European external energy policy – re-orientation in times of crisis.

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

Energy and Climate Exchange


Date and Time: 14 May 2014, 12.00-14.00
Venue: Bruegel, Rue de la Charité 33, 1210 Brussels

Bruegel would like to invite you to the Energy and Climate Exchange “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 Jacques 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: Malgorzata Kaluzynska (Director EU Economic Department at the Polish Ministry of Foreign Affairs) will address the issue from the perspective of a member state; Dirk Buschle (Deputy Director Energy Community) will give a view from his international organisation and 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. The event will be chaired by Sami Andoura (Senior Research Fellow at Notre Europe – Jacques Delors Institute and Chair of European Energy Policy at the College of Europe).