Upcoming event: Powering Security: EU Natural Gas Supplies

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11 February 2016, 12h00-14h00
Venue: Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom, Avenue de Cortenbergh 71, 1000 Brussels

 About the event:
Energy security is essential in achieving stability in the European region. Despite Europe’s strong dependence on natural gas as a source of energy, imported gas makes up the greatest part of Europe’s gas consumption. Such a strong dependence on external energy resources presents a severe weakness to European energy security, as any disruption in the supply of imported gas can result in crippling energy shortages.

In the context of these challenges, the European Commission has identified 2016 as a year of delivery for the Energy Union Strategy. Proposals include a review of the Regulation on the security of gas supply and of the information exchange mechanism for intergovernmental agreements. Join our discussion to learn more about the issues facing gas supply in Europe, and explore the proposals aimed at promoting better energy security in the European region.

Welcome
Håvard Sandvik,
European Affairs Manager, Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom

Speakers
Marco Giuli,
Policy Analyst, European Policy Centre

Stefan Moser, Head of Unit, DG Energy, European Commission

Martin Vlachynsky, Analyst, Institute of Economic and Social Studies, Slovakia

Zilvinas Silenas, President, Lithuanian Free Market Institute (LFMI)

Moderation
Hendrik Kafsack,
Brussels Correspondent for the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung (FAZ)

Kindly register for this event by 9 February 2016 at http://tinyurl.com/eu-gas-supply

Please note that you will be forwarded to a Google Drive sheet. Should you wish to register with us directly please send an email to register.brussels@fnst.org. Photographs will be taken at the event for use on the FNF website, social media, in the press, FNF marketing materials, and other publications. By entering this event, you consent to FNF photographing and using your image and likeness.