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IWP held the 3rd meeting of the Strategic Discussion Club

IWP held the 3rd meeting of the Strategic Discussion Club

On April, 22nd IWP held the 3rd meeting of the Strategic Discussion Club on the topic “Solo on the pipe: national security of Ukraine in the context of geopolitical choice.”

During the event, the discussion focused on the questions of the energy security in the context of geopolitical choice, particularly permanent problems of dependence on gas supply from Russia (the consortium with Russia in control over GTS, forcing the bypass pipes by Gazprom, reverse of gas from Europe).

The experts tried to answered poignant questions such as weather the Energy Community is able to integrate the energy sector of Ukraine to the energy sector of EU; possibility of common actions of EU and Ukraine within the framework of gas relations of EU-Ukraine-Russi; influence of the supply of conventional gas Ukraine`s foreign policy.

Yuriy Yekhanurov, Prime Minister of Ukraine from 2005 to 2006; Mykhailo Honchar, Head of Energy Programs at Nomos center; Dr. Dirk Buschle, Deputy Director of the Energy Community (Austria); Trygve Refvem, Senior Energy Advisor; The Norwegian Atlantic Committee, Grzegorz Gromadzki an independent expert (Poland) were key-note speakers of the 3rd Strategic Discussion Club meeting.

The Strategic Discussion Club is a project of the Institute of World Policy and NATO Liason Office in Ukraine, implemented with the support of the Government of Norway. The Strategic Discussion Club aims to create opportunities for meaningful regular public discussions on strategic issues of national security of Ukraine in an informal setting. Meetings of the Strategic Discussion Club are held every two months at the initiative of the Institute of World Policy and are focused on specific issues of national security. The results of the series will be published in analytical papers. The choice of subjects for each meeting and the overall monitoring of the Strategic Discussion Club is carried out by the Honorary Board.