REPORT. War by other means. Kremlin’s Energy Policy as a Channel of Influence

April 11 2019, 16.00

Location: Permanent Representation of the Czech Republic to the EU (Rue Caroly 15, 1050 Brussels) 


The report WAR BY OTHER MEANS. Kremlin’s Energy Policy as a Channel of Influence. A comparative assessment will be launched in Brussels on the 11th of April 2019 at the at 16.30 at the Permanent Representation of the Czech Republic to the EU (Rue Caroly 15, 1050 Brussels) in the context of  the EaP CSF Brussels Public Event Series marking 10 years anniversary of Eastern Partnership

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16.30 – 18.00  –  Panel Debate: Towards a common energy security approach: EU vs EaP

Panel speakers:

Ana Otilia Nutu, EaP CSF Working Group 3, Steering Committee member

Colin Cleary, Director Energy Diplomacy for Europe, US Department of State

Ewelina Hartstein, International Relations Officer, DG Energy, European Commission

Sorin Ionita, Expert Forum Romania (moderator)


Discussants (country chapter authors)

Andras Deak, Energy Expert, K-Monitor Hungary

Denis Cenusa, Senior Energy Policy Analyst, Expert-Grup Moldova

Denys Nazarenko, Energy Expert, Dixi Group Ukraine

Murman Margvelashvili, Energy Expert, World Experience for Georgia




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About the speakers:





As Senior Expert in Legal Issues, Denys Nazarenko takes part in numerous projects of DiXi Group. Holding B.A. in International Law from Kyiv International University (2009) and LL.M in Energy Law and Policy from University of Dundee, Scotland (2016), within DiXi Group is engaged with Ukraine’s European integration programs and collaboration with the Energy Comunity










Denis Cenușa is a Researcher at Institut für Politikwissenschaft and PhD candidate at Justus-Liebig-Universität, Germany.He is affiliated to the Independent Economic Think-tank “Expert-Grup” from Moldova, and he is a weekly contributor at the “Info-Prim” Moldovan News Agency. Denis authored and co-authored numerous analytical articles, papers, and reports. His latest co-edited books are the “Deepening EU-Moldova relations: What, Why and How?” 1st and 2nd editions, and The Struggle for Good Governance in Eastern Europe, published between 2016-2018, under the coordination of Michael Emerson, Associate Senior Researcher Fellow, CEPS.








Murman Margvelashvili is an energy sector specialist with more than 20 years of experience in regulation and governance, tariff setting, operation of distribution companies, feasibility studies and project assessment, privatization, energy sector planning, project management, training, and related fields. He is a founder and director of energy studies at WEG from 2006.










András Deák is Head of Research Group “Economics of Globalization” at the Institute of World Economics, HAS CERS, Budapest. He received his Diploma (MA) and his Doctorate (Ph.D.) in International Relations, in 1997 and 2003, respectively, both from the University of Economic Sciences, Hungary. His research fields cover economic processes in the Post-Soviet space, integration into the world economy and energy policy in particular. He has authored 70 publications and participates around 20-30 international academic and policy conferences, workshops. He edited 6 study books primarily on current Russian economic trends and its integration into world economy. András Deák also holds courses in different Hungarian Universities on Contemporary Russian History and Post-Soviet Regional Studies. His activities include foreign and energy policy analysis, political and corporate consultancy on Hungarian and some civil activities in energy conservation.







Ana Otilia Nuțu is a policy analyst on energy and infrastructure, state-owned companies, regulators. She is a founding member at EFOR and works on energy-related projects: she organizes debates on market liberalization and corruption, monitors the quality of regulations and the governance of the regulator and the corporate governance of state-owned companies. She often appears in media with analyses and commentaries on energy. Otilia coordinates EFOR’s energy sector projects in several countries in the region (Romania, Moldova, Ukraine, Belarus, Hungary, Georgia). She is the EU coordinator of WG3 – Energy and environment of the Eastern Partnership Civil Society Forum and a member of the Steering Committee. She graduated Finance and Banking at the Academy of Economic Sciences (Bucharest) and has a Master’s Degree in Public Policy at the Central European University.



Sorin Ioniță is an expert in public administration reform, development and local affairs; consultant with the Council of Europe, World Bank and UNDP on Eastern Europe and the Balkans; former representative of Romania in the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC), sections Transport-Energy and Environment-Agriculture; associate lecturer at the Maastrict School of Management (MSM). He graduated from the Bucharest Polytechnic Institute (IPB); Bucharest University; has a Master from Central European University, Budapest; former Fulbright fellow at Georgetown University, Washington DC.




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