02 Apr Round Table: “Energy Security in Europe: Towards Mediterranean gas hubs?”, 2 April 2015, Brussels
Energy security is a priority of the Energy Union. What are the objectives? To reduce our energy costs, consumption of fossil fuels, greenhouse gas emissions? To end our energy dependence vis-a-vis Russia? These questions arise in a context of declining global crude oil prices, in a complex and tense regional context, with a reconfiguration of alliances between countries in the region (Russia / Turkey / Caspian Sea / Middle East / North Africa), and European situation made even more difficult with the Greek question.
Europe proposes to diversify sources and supply routes and strengthen dialogue with North Africa and the Eastern Mediterranean to build a gas hub in southern Europe: Algeria, Turkey? Should we not also resume dialogue with Russia and rethink interdependencies to g oto new relationships and cooperation with all countries in the area? To answer questions and give us their analysis.