The EU Energy security is as strong as its weakest link. And although the V4 countries have learned their lesson from the previous gas crises an increased their security of gas supply, challenge – above all in gas and electricity – still remain and regional approach can be in many cases the best way to tackle them.

So what should be the cooperation of V4 countries focused on? Is it the prospect of market integration and addressing the insufficient market opening? No less importantly, can the V4 achieve an efficient joint gas strategy toward Ukraine and address the possibility of halting transit of Russian gas through Ukraine? Is the prospect of Nord Stream 2 an issue that requires a concerted response?

Opening remarks by:

Kristián Takáč, Associate Fellow, CEPI, Bratislava; Former State Secretary at Ministry of Economy of Slovak Republic

Tomasz Daborowski, Senior Fellow, Central European Department, OSW, Warsaw

The event will take place in premises of Central European Policy Institute and is supported by the Wilfried Martens Center for European Studies. Discussion will be held in English, off record and under the Chatham House Rule.

You can read the report from the event here.

In case of interest in participating at the debate, please contact Alena Kudzko at [email protected]