In preparation for our practice presentation on 10 Apr 2019, we have uploaded the draft presentation for viewing. This is subject to changes and will be revised for the final presentation.
The idea to have a cohesive energy policy in the EU is ingrained in the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union as well as in the Energy Union, with the first point of the EU energy union strategy being: security, solidarity and trust. This was interpreted by the European Commission in 2014: “Government… Read More EU Third Energy Package and Gas Directive: Need for a Cohesive Application of Legislation
This week we met and consolidated our research findings and mapped out our research and tasks for the next few weeks. Given all the contextual research that has been done, our next focus is to plan and strategise possible way forwards for the EU. Based on the broad concepts introduced in this post, we have… Read More Week 5 Summary
Summary: Poland and Slovakia are the main champions of opposition towards the NS2 project, with reasons ranging from financial to energy security issues. As a response, both countries as well as the greater V4 region have started initiatives to reduce their reliance on Russian gas.
This week we finished up our research on respective regions’ stances on the NS2 project and on our Wednesday meeting, discussed steps to move forward. Blog Posts Denmark: “The Last Man Standing”… but how long can they keep this up? The Danish permit for Nord Stream 2 is still pending. The Foreign Ministry could veto Nord… Read More Week 4 Summary
tl;dr All Baltic countries oppose the construction of the NS2 project, due to distrust of Russia on the grounds of national and energy security, as well as wanting to diversify their energy supply. My task this week was to conduct further research into the Baltics states and V4 countries, and map out reasons for their… Read More Baltic Perspectives on Nord Stream 2
tl;dr Both regional groups of the Baltics and the V4 states oppose the Nord Stream 2 project, carrying the views that the project is political and not economic, and have also denounced the project as a threat to European cohesion and security. A brief overview The two regions in the broader eastern European region that… Read More Eastern European Perspectives on Nord Stream 2