First Seminar-Workshop Of The Euronest Parliamentary Assembly Committee On Energy Security

On September 19, 2012 the European Parliament organized the first Seminar-Workshop of the Euronest Parliamentary Assembly Committee on Energy Security – “EU-Eastern European Partners cooperation in energy security:  achievements, barriers and prospects”.

The Program  covered issues related to common energy security goals of the EU and EaP countries including:

– Current landscape of EU-Eastern Partnership countries’ energy cooperation and prospects for development including energy cooperation through the European Neighborhood Policy and Eastern Partnership Platform on Energy Security, Energy Community and INOGATE program:
– Developing integrated and interconnected energy markets by regulatory harmonization and integration of electricity and gas networks;
– Supporting infrastructure development and diversifying routes for energy supplies; development of common-interest and Trans-European infrastructure projects,  diversification of oil and gas supplies;
– Improving energy efficiency and developing new sources of energy including renewable energies

Murman Margvelashvili was invited to participate as an expert in the seminar. He gave a presentation for the members of European Parliament and Parliaments of EaP countries“EU and EaP – Energy Cooperation Common interests, Opportunities and Barriers – A Glance from Georgia” 

The workshop resulted in involved discussion and debate on the issues under consideration.

Cf. the links to the seminar webpage:

http://www.europarl.europa.eu/ep-live/en/other-events/video?event=20120919-0930-SPECIAL

http://www.europarl.europa.eu/ep-live/en/other-events/video?event=20120919-1400-SPECIAL-UNKN

http://www.iris-france.org/docs/kfm_docs/docs/observatoire-pol-etrangere-europe/workshop-26-10-2012-est78639.pdf