Nord Stream 2: the Gazprom pipeline accelerating the reconfiguration of European gas flows

By Nolan Theisen. Photo|
5. May 2017  |  Energy, European Union  |  Opinions

Following the cancellation of South Stream, Nord Stream 2 (NS2) represents Gazprom’s last opportunity to effectively bypass Ukraine entirely for continental European deliveries, a troubling development in Brussels. At the same time, it offers a direct line to western European markets with declining indigenous production and an abundance of LNG regasification capacity, representing Gazprom’s marginal competitor.

Foreign Policy Strategy of the GLOBSEC Policy Institute

Last year, the GLOBSEC organization made the decision to significantly increase our ability to understand the world in its complexity and propose positive changes.

GLOBSEC Policy Institute has launched two new research themes

As a response to the recent thorny events on the international scene, the GLOBSEC Policy Institute has broadened its scope of research activities to offer solutions to current challenges. Hence, new personalities have joined our team.

The beginning of the end of the EU-Russia geopolitical gas drama

By Nolan Theisen. Photo: Flickr|Bilfinger SE, licensed by CC BY-ND 2.0.
14. Feb 2017  |  Energy, European Union

After years of mostly unrivaled gas market dominance and segmentation in Central and Eastern Europe (CEE), the energy relationship between Gazprom and the region is gradually equalizing thanks to successful market liberalization and integration in Europe. Greater diversification has exposed Gazprom to competition, forcing it to adjust its pricing mechanisms and revise its export strategy to maintain market share. Evidence of this can be found just last year, when Gazprom recorded its highest volume of exports to Europe ever.

V4’s energy security and Nord Stream II

20. Oct 2015  |  Energy, Central Europe  |  V4  |  Press releases

On 16 October 2015 the Central European Policy Institute (CEPI) hosted a debate on the current challenges in energy security for the EU and the Visegrad region.