Public lecture on the geopolitical energy games between Russia, the EU and their neighbours
Dr. Elena Kropatcheva, a researcher at the Institute for Peace Research and Security Policy at the University of Hamburg (IFSH) will give a public lecture entitled „Geopolitical Energy Games Between Russia, the EU and Their Neighbours: the Case Study of Ukraine“ on April 10, 12.15-13.45 at Faculty of Social Sciences and Education, Lossi 36 room 103.
Russia as an energy supplier, the European Union as an energy buyer and Ukraine both as a buyer and as a transit state of Russian energy to the EU are interconnected links in this energy chain. Despite common interests and interdependencies, economic and political relations are undermined by the fact that all three actors are playing with and against each other in different geopolitical energy games. This talk will focus on these energy games and explain their nature and the main interests and motives of the actors. It will also point to new factors, which additionally complicate the relations, which are already highly complex.
Dr. Elena Kropatcheva is a researcher at the Institute for Peace Research and Security Policy at the University of Hamburg (IFSH), Germany. Her areas of expertise include Russian and Ukrainian foreign policies, European and Eurasian security, energy politics, and European Neighborhood Policy. Her PhD thesis, which was published in 2010, dealt with the topic of Russia’s policy towards Ukraine against the background of Russian-Western competition.
The lecture is organized by the Centre for EU-Russia Studies (CEURUS) at the University of Tartu. For more information about the Centre, see http://ceurus.ut.ee
Additional information: Viacheslav Morozov, Institute of Government and Politics, tel 7376 588, e-mail: viacheslav.morozov [ät] ut.ee.