Wednesday 18 October 2017
Nord Stream 2: Assessing the economic and security impact on Central and Eastern Europe
Former Minister of Foreign Affairs, Denmark
Head of Unit for Security of Supply, DG Energy, European Commission
Senior Research Associate, Regional Centre for Energy Policy Research
Strategy Director, EPSO-G
Research Associate, ewi Energy Research & Scenarios
Policy Analyst, European Policy Centre (Moderator)
14.30-16.30 (registration from 14.10)
EPC Conference Centre, 14-16 Rue du Trône, 1000 Brussels
The European Policy Centre and Central Europe Energy Partners are delighted to invite you to this Policy Dialogue on the regional impact of Nord Stream 2.
If realised, the Nord Stream 2 project would double the gas transfer capacity of the already operational Nord Stream 1, enabling Russian exporter Gazprom to concentrate supplies to a single Russo-German route and further marginalize Ukrainian transit routes. This has triggered a heated debate, including on Nord Stream 2 consistency with the EU Energy Union objectives and the effect on potential market and security of supply. Concerns are particularly acute in the Central and Eastern European region, which according to the pipeline’s detractors would be negatively impacted by this dependence on a single source and unfavourable price dynamics caused by a possible cut in the access to the Western gas hubs. It also raises concerns about strengthening of a dominant market player – Gazprom – leading to further market concentration, in the wake of anticipated competition between LNG and pipeline gas on the European market.
This Policy Dialogue will explore different perspectives on the potential impact of Nord Stream expansion on such areas as energy security, market integration, prices and investment in the Central and Eastern European Region.
Please send your participation request to Ivanina Valeva at [email protected]
European Policy Centre
Tel: 02 231 03 40