Baltic Energy Security and Lithuania’s Path to Energy Independence     Print Email
Friday, 13 May 2011

On May 13, 2011, The Honorable Arvydas Sekmokas, Minister of Energy of the Republic of Lithuania, assessed his nation’s ambitious efforts to develop a diversified and sustainable energy base and wean itself from total dependence on imported natural gas and electricity. François Rivasseau, Deputy Head of the Delegation of the European Union to the United States and Andrea Waldman Lockwood, U.S. Deputy Assistant Secretary of Energy for Eurasia, Africa and the Middle East, added their perspectives on the Baltic Region’s energy security challenges and the role that both EU and US policies can play in successfully meeting them.

 
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    By Thomas Kurer, University of Zurich and Bruno Palier, Sciences Po, Paris

    We do not believe that Brexit, Trump, or the alarming success of radical right parties in almost all European countries should be interpreted as mere “electoral accidents.” Instead, we suggest that the current destructuring of political systems is connected to the profound transformation of labor markets in times of automation. Our core argument is that the specific effects of current technological innovations are key to understanding their political implications.

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UMD Jean Monnet Research Project

The University of Maryland has received a Jean Monnet grant from the EU to conduct a series of policy exchanges between Europe and the US on filling infrastructure needs and the utility of public/private partnerships as the financing mechanism. If interested in participating in or receiving more information about these exchanges, please contact Rye McKenzie (rmckenzi@umd.edu).

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The Bertelsmann Foundation is an independent, nonpartisan and nonprofit think tank in Washington, DC with a transatlantic perspective on global challenges.

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"Newpolitik" by Emily Hruban

 

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