5th Floor, Woodrow Wilson Center

Europe's Gas Crunch: The Pending Crisis Around Nordstream 2 and Ukraine Transit

Despite Berlin and Moscow's rush to make the Nordstream 2 (NS2) pipeline construction through the Baltic Sea a fait accompli, opposition from several EU states has stalled its completion. Meanwhile, Gazprom’s transit contract with Ukraine will expire in January and Moscow has put unacceptable preconditions on negotiating a new one. Once again, Europe must brace itself for a Russian gas-supply crisis. Professor Thomas O’Donnell discussed European states' various interests and heightened energy anxieties, the prospects for the NS2 pipeline, and Russia's strategy.

Speakers

  • Thomas O'Donnell

    Title VIII-Supported Short-Term Scholar
    Instructor, Hertie School of Governance, Berlin