Energy Security in turbulent times: Multilateral Diplomacy for the European Energy Transition
Sustainable Hub, a Brussels-based initiative gathers prominent experts at the high-level round table in the European Parliament on April 28, 2022 to discuss the energy security and Europe’s energy transition amid the Russia-Ukraine war. The top discussion panel, titled as “Energy Security in Turbulent Times: Multilateral Diplomacy for the European Energy Transition” and to be held between 2:00 PM and 3:30 PM, primarily focuses on the energy diplomacy, which is one of the strongest subheading of diplomacy in the 21st century.
Energy security has become the number one issue on the geopolitical agenda. The invasion of Ukraine has changed the way the world views energy dependence, affordability and sustainability. However, this trend is not new, as it had already started with the pandemic and with the world’s response to climate change. Consequently, decision-makers are looking for ways to find the balance between energy security, economic development and the environment. What is needed is diversification of both energy routes and sources, especially for countries that are, to a large extent or completely, dependent on a single gas supplier.
This panel will discuss the current and the future cooperation of the EU, including Italy, with Azerbaijan and Turkey on energy issues and additional developments in the energy field to address common challenges of energy policy for a sustainable future.
European energy architecture is in the midst of adapting to new realities of the energy markets. Energy security has become a top agenda item in international relations due to two important shocks, namely the Covid-19 pandemic and the war in Ukraine. Moreover, energy providers today face big challenges.
Power needs to be affordable, secure and sustainable as well. Decision makers are looking for ways to find the perfect formula to achieve this balance and this balance of energy security, economic development and environmental sustainability can not be achieved alone.
What is needed is diversification of both energy routes and sources mostly for countries that are to a large extent or completely dependent on a single gas supplier.
The current war in Ukraine and Russia’s threat to cut off gas supply lead to soaring gas prices as well as gas supply problems. These have increased importance of the Southern Gas Corridor as a key European energy project.
This panel will discuss the current and the future cooperation of the EU, including Italy with Azerbaijan and Turkey on energy issues and additional developments in the energy field to address common challenges of energy policy for a sustainable future.
Moderator: Ipek Tekdemir / Strategic Communication and Policy Advisor
• Train Basescu, Member of the European Parliament (EP) Romania / The Former President of Romania
• Ryszard Czarnecki, Member of the European Parliament (EP) Poland/ Host
• H.E. Vaqif Sadiqov, Ambassador, The Republic of Azerbaijan Mission to the EU
• Fulvio Martusciello, Member of the European Parliament (EP) Italy
• Timur Sultangozhin, Deputy Head of Mission of Kazakhstan to the EU
• Burhanettin Duran, Member of Turkish Presidency Security and Foreign Policy Council and General Coordinator of SETA
• H.E. Mehmet Kemal Bozay, Ambassador, Turkish Delegate Permanent to the EU
• Mr. Arkadiusz Pluciński, Deputy Head of the Permanent Representation of Poland
Round table 14.45hrs/15.30
Moderator: Richard Milsom/ Chief of the Mace Magazine Brussels Bureau
Discussant: Ipek Tekdemir (EP)
• Dr. Koert Debeuf Associate Researcher at the Brussels School of Governance and at Oxford University (CRIC)
• Valeria Giannotta, Scientific Director, Observatory on Turkey by Centre for Politics and Studies (CeSPI), Italy
• Samuel Doveri Vesterbye, Director of the European Neighbourhood Council
• Caner Can, Energy Counsellor, Permanent Delegation of Turkey to the EU
• Dr. Elshan Abdulazimov, Energy Counsellor, Mission of Azerbaijan to the EU
Q&A and Press