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Energy Dependency and Foreign Policy - Dilemmas for the UK, Germany and the EU

Join our online event in cooperation with The Federal Trust and Global Policy Institute.

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What is the future for European energy security?
What is the future for European energy security?

It was Russian President Putin’s hope that the West would acquiesce in the attack on Ukraine because of the dependency of leading European countries on energy supplies from Russia. So far this hope has been disappointed.

At this online event we will review the differing energy situations among EU members and ask whether EU unity towards Russia can be maintained. We will also review the position of the UK on these issues.

How does the dependency on Russian energy differ among various European countries? Will the war in Ukraine lead to a re-orientation of energy policy? These will be among the questions addressed by our expert speakers.


Date: Tuesday, 22 November 2022

Time: 17:00 - 19:00 (GMT)


Dr. Friedbert Pflüger

Head of the European Cluster for Climate, Energy and Resource Security (EUCERS) and Lecturer at the University of Bonn with focus on climate, energy and resource security; Former press spokesman for then German President Richard von Weizsäcker and member of the German Bundestag from 1990 to 2006. Foreign Policy Spokesman for CDU/CSU Parliament Group (2003-2005), Deputy Minister of Defense (2005-2006).


Dr. Katja Yafimava

Senior Research Fellow on the Oxford Institute for Energy Studies Gas Research Programme. Holds a D.Phil. in Geography and an M.Phil. in Russian and East European Studies from Oxford University. Has been an expert at the UNECE Group of Experts on Gas since January 2015.


Pier Paolo Raimondi

Researcher in the “Energy, climate and resources” programme at IAI. His main research activity is related to energy geopolitics and geoeconomics in different geographical areas, mainly Europe, Africa, MENA region and former Soviet Union area. He is also Researcher at the Fondazione Eni Enrico Mattei (FEEM). He holds a Master in International Relations and a Bachelor degree in Political Science from the University of Milan.


Chair: Brendan Donnelly, Director, The Federal Trust

Introduction by Matthias Barner, Director, Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung United Kingdom & Ireland


If you have questions regarding this event please contact Uta Heil, Project Manager,


You can watch a recording of the event here


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