Past eventInvitation Only

The New Politics of North Africa-EU Energy Trade

16 October 2009 - 10:30am to 12:30pm

Chatham House, London


Dr Amelia Hadfield, Associate Fellow, Chatham House and Director of the Kent Energy Analysis Group
Jon Marks, Associate Fellow, Chatham House and Managing Director of Crossborder Information
Chair: Claire Spencer, Head, Middle East and North Africa Programme, Chatham House



As EU countries try to diversify their imports of gas and oil away from Russia, North Africa has become an attractive strategic partner. Yet the terms, potential and limits of this partnership remain fluid as complex political ties with individual EU states as well as with the EU itself come into play.

Amelia Hadfield and Jon Marks will discuss how this relationship develops as a) the EU attempts to secure energy resources through governance initiatives as part of the European Neighbourhood Policy and b) domestic drivers in countries like Algeria, Libya and Egypt affect relations with the EU.

Issues will include North African country responses to EU policy demands, bilateral deals with EU member states that are influencing the direction of trade, and the implications of new pipelines and renewable energy links between the continents.

Attendance is by invitation only and there are limited spaces.

For more information please contact Tim Eaton.

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