The EU’s Energy Policy after Russia’s Invasion of Ukraine (04/05/23)

Join us for a lecture by Niels Fuglsang, Member of the European Parliament, elected for the Danish Social Democrats in 2019. Moderated by Cathie Jo Martin, Professor of Political Science, Boston University.

The EU’s Energy Policy after Russia’s Invasion of Ukraine

Wednesday, April 5, 2023 • 2 to 3:15 PM

Pardee School of Global Studies, 121 Bay State Road

During the last two decades, the European economy has become ever more dependent on Russian gas and oil. However, since the 24th of February 2022, there is broad consensus in Brussels that the energy imports must stop since the EU is effectively financing Russia’s war against Ukraine by paying for Russian energy, all the while Mr. Putin can use energy as an instrument to harm the EU. But how can Europe get rid of Russian energy and are there any realistic alternatives?

Niels Fuglsang serves in the Parliament’s Industry- and Energy Committee and is the Parliament’s rapporteur for the Energy Efficiency Directive, which is being negotiated in the spring of 2023. Niels holds a Master’s degree in Political Science from the University of Copenhagen and a PhD from the Copenhagen Business School. While writing his PhD dissertation he was visiting researcher at Boston University in the fall of 2017.

View all posts