Need to Strengthen Energy Security in EU with New Risk Management and Continuity Concept

The transition to a low carbon economy in the European Union (EU) with cleaner energy requires energy security. Important elements of energy security are the EU itself, competent authorities in the member states and energy providers (state, semi state or private energy companies). Holistic Risk Management, Continuity and Crisis Management Plans as well as better functioning, coordination and intelligence exchange mechanisms between Member States are essential in order to be able to prevent or mitigate all possible risks in the energy supply and thus safeguard energy security.

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Germany in 2017: how would a CDU-Greens-FDP government change Berlin’s policies? – Analysis from our partner Think Tank Vote Watch Europe

At a time when Europe can count less on the US and the UK, Germany becomes more important than ever in determining the future of Europe, reason for which the entire continent now has a huge stake in Berlin’s future policy orientations. After an incredible 11 continuous years in government, Merkel’s CDU is poised to win yet another round of elections in September 2017. However, the grand coalition that has ruled Germany (and to a large extent Europe) is probably living its last year. Under heavy pressure from rising populism, the German establishment is looking for a fresh ‘business’ model.

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