Seminar "Is the EU Ready for a Common Energy Policy?"


06 Dec 2012 23:00



Event Type

M - Seminar, presentation

Organiser type

Federations / Associations


EU Priorities 2020

Event Location


Event Description

Energy has always had a prominent place in the European integration process. And yet, the establishment of an EU energy policy is relatively recent, particularly in its external dimension. Increasing energy needs, and the imperative to secure supply in a changing geopolitical context may explain this recent development. To be sure, the Treaty of Lisbon has endowed the European Union with an express competence in the field.

At this seminar, Bart Van Vooren will present his report Europe Unplugged – Progress, potential and limitations of EU external energy policy three years post-Lisbon, in which he discusses the impact of the Lisbon Treaty on the EU ability further to develop an external energy policy.

Bart Van Vooren, Assistant Professor of European Law, University of Copenhagen

Anke Schmidt-Felzmann, Postdoctoral Fellow, Swedish Research Council/Stockholm University
Peter Van Elsuwege, Professor of European Law, University of Ghent
Christophe Hillion, forskare i juridik, Sieps

Time: Friday 7 December, 10.00 – 12.00. Registration/coffee from 9.30   
Medelhavsmuseet, Fredsgatan 2, Stockholm
Language: English

Register no later than 5 December.

The seminar is free of charge and open to the public. Each participant will receive a copy of the publication.





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