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Successful First Groningen-Moscow Conference on EU-Russian Energy Law. Presentations now online

20 August 2013

'Nicely balanced programme, great speakers, high quality presentations and good questions and debate.' This is just one of many positive comments on the First Groningen-Moscow Conference on EU-Russian Energy Law, which took place on 30-31 May 2013 at the head office of the Gasunie in Groningen.

There were many delegates from many countries such as Russia, The United Kingdom, Germany, Belgium, Estonia, Sweden and Finland. The event was organized by the Groningen Centre of Energy Law (University of Groningen) and the Institute of European Studies at the Moscow State Institute of International Relations (MGIMO-University) in cooperation with the University of Aberdeen.

This conference is part of a programme celebrating the 400 years relationship between the Russian Federation and the Netherlands and was held to analyze the legal aspects of guaranteeing EU-Russian security of energy demand and supply. Russian and European leading lawyers and experts active in the field of energy market regulation in the EU-Russian context exchanged their views on EU-Russian energy relations.

Every topic was presented by both an European and a Russian speaker which led to a lively debate. The debate contributed to renewed forms of collaboration and cooperation between the EU and Russia.

The Power Point presentations used by the speakers are listed below.

Day 1

Institutional Framework and Conceptual Delimitation

Chair: Mr. Ernst-Paul Nas, Director Legislative and Legal Affairs of the Ministry of Economic Affairs, The Netherlands

Sustainable Energy and New Energy Sources

Chair: Professor Marcel Brus, professor of International Law, University of Groningen, The Netherlands

Day 2

Investment Protection and Liberalization

Chair: Mr. Reinier Nijmeijer, Head of Legal and Managing Counsel Russia, Shell Exploration & Production Services (RF) BV, Moscow

Trade, Transit and Competition Law

Chair: Dr Andrey Konoplyanik, Counselor of the CEO of Gazprom Export/Professor International Oil and Gas Business at Gubkin Russian State University of Oil & Gas.
Presentation of Dr Andrey Konoplyanik

Last modified:13 July 2018 11.56 a.m.

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