European Energy Salon: Is North Stream II splitting the European Energy Union?
Perceptions from Kiev, Warsaw and Berlin
- Date, Time
- Wednesday, 05. April 2017, 6:00 pm
Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung - Bundesstiftung Berlin
- Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung - Bundesstiftung Berlin
The North Stream II pipeline is set to deliver natural gas directly from Russia through the Baltic Sea to Northern Germany bypassing Eastern and Central Europe. In many European capitals, the project is viewed with stark controversy: many fear that Russia would further strengthen its already dominant position on the European gas market, and that the project would essentially undermine the credibility of a truly European Energy Union. The German government sees Nordstream II as a purely commercial project and pays little attention to the foreign policy implications of the pipeline vis-à-vis its European neighbours.
We plan to discuss how the project is viewed by Germany’s eastern neighbours, to what extent Berlin is gaming away important political capital vis-à-vis its European neighbours, and how the vision of a European Energy Union can be moved forward.
Marta Babicz, Head of the Department European and Regional Energy Policy, Ministry of Foreign Affairs Poland
Andrii Chubyk, Centre for Global Studies “Strategy XXI”, Kiev
Dr. Kirsten Westphal, SWP – German Institute for International and Security Affairs
Moderation: Irene Hahn-Fuhr, Director, Warsaw office of the Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung
A Cooperation with Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung and E3G.
Language: Englisch (with simultaneous translation to German)
We invite you to join us for a drink and pretzels at the end of the discussion.