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The EU-Russia Energy Partnership: Overcoming the Challenges
August 11, 2010 09:22AM
was held from Wednesday March 31 (13.00 hours CET
until Sunday April 4 (23.00 hours CET)
Please click here to access the discussions which have taken place during the online session
EGF Online EU-Russia Energy Forum: the View from Moscow
The energy trade between Russia and the countries of the European Union (EU) is of fundamental significance for the energy security of each party. Despite the close proximity of the EU-Russia energy relationship, however, the legal and political basis underpinning this relationship, particularly with regards to the gas trade, has proven itself inadequate in guaranteeing the energy security of both parties. Russia's recent announcement of its intention "of not becoming a member" of the Energy Charter Treaty, and new proposal for global energy security has created further uncertainty. While it is hoped that a new government in Kiev will lead to an improvement of Russian relations with Ukraine, Ukraine's national gas transportation operator remains in a difficult financial position and another gas crisis embroiling Ukraine, Russia and the EU, whilst hardly imminent, cannot be entirely ruled out.
Major challenges continue to underpin the energy partnership between the EU and Russia, therefore, raising a number of concerns at both policy and industry levels, including: To view Summary Document please, click here
Major challenges continue to underpin the energy partnership between the EU and Russia, therefore, raising a number of concerns at both policy and industry levels, including:
To view Summary Document please, click here.