Professor Stern will discuss in detail the consequences of the Ukraine crisis for the security of Europe's energy supply. The background of the lecture is that in the past there have repeatedly been tensions in the "gas relations" between Russia and the EU. The tension was partly due to transit disputes between Ukraine and Russia, as well as dramatic changes in the gas markets and the impact of the single European energy market and climate policy for the gas supply. "The current situation is anything but transparent," says lecturer Dr. Lutz Mez, a political scientist at Freie Universität Berlin. Mez assumes, however, that Russia will strongly defend its role as the largest gas supplier in Europe, and particularly Germany.
Time and Location
- Monday, July 7, 2014, 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.
- Freie Universität Berlin, Assembly Hall of the Academic Senate, Henry Ford Building, Garystr. 35, 14195 Berlin; subway station: Thielplatz (U3)