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Meeting: February 9, 2015: The Commission's Communication on the Energy Union — viability, concerns, and prospects for a single purchasing entity

This interactive discussion of the Brussels Energy Club addressed the topic of:


"The Commission"s Communication on the Energy Union — viability, concerns, and prospects for a single purchasing entity"


And took place on Monday 9 February, 4:30-8pm @ TUSIAD Avenue des Gaulois, 13, Brussels 1040


With special guest speaker


Alan Riley

Professor of Law, the City University Law School,

Market and Energy Law Specialist





  • prospects for a single purchasing entity for the Union, legality, rationale and law of unintended effects. 
  • the energy union in the context of low fossil fuel prices...rethinking any Energy Union and indeed energy market design.
  • Energy Liberalisation to Energy Union: is there any real difference? What is the value added?


Program February 9, 2015 — 16.30-20.00: 

  • Arrival of members and guests leading into welcome cocktail   
  • Welcoming remarks by Dr Bahadir Kaleagasi, Chairman, Brussels Energy Club
  • Setting out the debate by Dr Marat Terterov, Executive Director, Brussels Energy Club
  • Presentation by Professor Alan Riley
  • Reflections and remarks by members and guests of the Brussels Energy Club, leading into Q/A session (NB: all discussions during the session will take place under the Chatham House Rule).
  • Buffet supper reception and networking opportunities with the speaker


Speaker information

Professor Riley, of the City University Law School of London, has written extensively on energy markets, energy liberalisation, energy litigation, as well as in the field of antitrust law. He has advised several EU governments on energy security and regulatory matters, as well as the Foreign Affairs Committee of the European Parliament, the UK Ministry of Defence and the Foreign Office.


Further information

Participation in the interactive discussion at TUSIAD venue is free of charge for members and guests of the Brussels Energy Club. For more information please contact Martin Minarik on industry@brusselsenergyclub.org and/or Ben McPherson on research@brusselsenergyclub.org, or visit the contacts section of our website.

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