Online Debate: “Energy security in the European Union: Between Green Ambitions and Securing Supply”, October 14 (EIR, Romania)

The event is organised within the European Institute of Romania’s online debates series European News in the Spotlight, in partnership with the Embassy of Romania in the Czech Republic.

 Context

The debates regarding the European Union’s strategic resilience have underscored the necessity to reduce its external dependence on the energy market, a priority which was further enhanced by the multidimensional effects of the illegal and unprovoked military aggression of Russian Federation against Ukraine. For the past several months, the European Commission and the Council of the EU have worked towards ensuring affordable, secure and sustainable access to energy sources for the European citizens, by unfolding the REPowerEU plan and its subsequent initiatives. Under the Czech Presidency of the EU Council, energy is one of the priorities, focusing on ensuring energy security, while also advancing on the path towards green transition and mitigating the social and economic costs of the crisis.

Main discussion topics

  • How do the Council and the Czech Presidency approach the issue of energy security, considering the different national contexts of the member states?
  • How does the current energy crisis affect other economic sectors and how does the Council approach these consequences?
  • What are the main instruments proposed for ensuring energy security, while also progressing towards the green transition?
  • What are the actions proposed at the level of the Council to ensure short-term energy security? Will these measures expand the energy poverty across EU?
  • How can we get the citizens’ support for the energy restraint measures? How can we reduce the negative social and political impact of the energy crisis?
  • What are the lessons that we have already learned from this crisis?
  • Representatives of the European and national institutions, research organisations and academia, civil society, mass media etc. will also take part in the event.

Representatives of the European and national institutions, research organisations and academia, civil society, mass media etc. will take part in the event.

Agenda of the event and registration form (until 12th of October, at the latest) are available here.