April 5, 2016
5:00 – 6:20 PM
Room BUS 1-05
School of Business, University of Alberta
TOWARDS THE ENERGY UNION: EU MEMBER STATES’ POSITIONS ON EXTERNAL ENERGY SECURITY INTEGRATION
External energy security has gained importance within the EU due to the Russian-Ukrainian natural gas dispute, but also because of midand long-term issues related to the availability of the energy supply in Europe. The Energy Union proposed by the European Commission is supposed to increase the coherence of the EU in external energy and in this way contribute to the overall energy security of the Community. However, various member states have already expressed different views, not always positive, concerning this project. This talk examines member states’ support for and opposition to the further deepening of integration in external energy security.
Matúš Mišík is a post-doctoral fellow at the European Centre of Excellence at University of Alberta. His research interests include predominantly issues connected to different energy policy topics within the European Union and questions related to the influence of perception at the EU level. He specializes in energy policy and energy security within the European community and its member states, especially those from the Central Europe. He currently deals with the positions of the member states on the Energy Union project in connection to its energy security dimension.