Round Table: ”The Crimean crisis: Energy challenges for Europe”, 25 April 2014, Brussels

The Bosphorus institute co-organized with Confrontations Europe, Tusiad and Brussels Energy Club (BREC) a round table meeting entitled « The Crimean crisis: energy challenges for Europe ». The event was hosted by TUSIAD EU Representation in Brussels.

During the debates presided by Claude FISCHER, president of Confrontations Europe and Institut du Bosphore’s Scientific Committee Member, Bahadir KALEAGASI, president of the Bosphorus Institute, Catherine LOCATELLI, Professor at the University Grenoble, Denis SIMONNEAU, International Affairs Director at the GDF SUEZ and Institut du Bosphore’s Scientific Committee Member, Marat TERTEROV, Executive Director of BREC, Jeferry PIPER from the DG Energy, European Commission, and Nataliya FEDYORA, from the Mission of Ukraine to the EU, expressed their views on the consequences of Russia’s position, since the annexation of the Crimea, in the energy sector for the European Union, Ukraine and Turkey. The problems stemming from the weakness of the EU’s common energy policies, the reform agenda for the competitiveness of the European economy, the negative effects for the European interests of the blocking by Cyprus of the energy chapter in Turkey’s EU membership negotiations and the difficulties to dissociates the political and economic dimensions of the Russia-EU relations were the focal points of the debate.