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The Fight for Nord Stream 2: The Interests of all the Players Involved

... negatively impact competition on the European gas market, nor can it affect Poland in an adverse manner. This proves that the UOKiK’s rejection of Gazprom’s application to set up a joint venture was unfounded. RIAC and DGAP Report “Russia–EU Energy Relations” The construction of Nord Stream 2 would actually benefit Poland. The more Russian gas going to Germany, the greater the surplus of the raw material that can subsequently be traded on the spot market. Poland will be able to purchase the excess at favourable prices and then transfer it to German consumers, for whom gas is to be transported by the ...


Searching for a new foundation for German-Russian relations

... long as Russia’s leadership has no interest in opening the economy, establishing the rule of law and developing a competitive market economy, the growth in trade between the two countries will remain limited. Neither history nor the current state of energy and economic relations can remain as the foundation of the relationship. Furthermore, when it comes to security Germany is not a relevant player from Russia’s perspective, but it is only the US who is from Moscow’s perspective relevant in this field. What can a new foundation look like? Germany and Russia have to accept that they have different interests but ...


My Wish List for the Bundeskanzleramt

... potential energy cooperation between EU and the Eurasian Economic Union, promoting energy efficiency and renewables’ development, moving to common energy standards, providing energy infrastructure safety and many other ‘non-toxic’ dimensions, where Germany can rightfully claim leadership positions. By broadening the energy agenda, one can turn this field from a highly divisive into a consolidating one. 3. Offer a more flexible anti-Russian sanctions’ mechanism. I am not suggesting that Germany should push for a complete lifting of sanctions tomorrow. Nevertheless,...


Russia–EU Energy Relations

RIAC and DGAP Report Restoration and further development of the energy dialogue between Russia and the EU will require the sides to search for compromises and a balance of interests. This is not a simple task, fresh ideas, flexibility and the rejection of stereotypes are crucial. The report provides recommendations ...


RIAC and DGAP discuss opportunities for Russia-EU energy cooperation

On December 14 in Berlin Russian International Affairs Council (RIAC) and German Council on Foreign Relations ( DGAP ) held a seminar dedicated to opportunities for Russia-EU energy cooperation. The seminar was opened by Andrey Kortunov, RIAC Director General and Stefan Meister, head of the Program on Eastern Europe, Russia and Central Asia at DGAP. The seminar was attended by RIAC experts: Vladimir Likhachev, Deputy Director ...


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