INVITATION: The Southern Gas Corridor: Prospects and Challenges to EU Foreign Policy

EUROPEUM Institute for European Policy in cooperation with Center for Strategic Communications cordially invite you to the debate The Southern Gas Corridor: Prospects & Challenges to EU Foreign Policy.

The discussion will take place at the European House (Jungmannova 24, Prague 1) on Tuesday, January 28, 2020, from 2.30 pm to 4.45 pm.


  • Fuad Shahbazov, Senior Research Analyst, Center for Strategic Communication
  • Márton Ugrósdy, Director, Institute for Foreign Affairs and Trade
  • Andras Déak, Research Fellow, the Institute of World Economy of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences
  • Predrag Grujičič, Head of Gas Unit, Energy Community

The debate will be moderated by Christian Kvorning Lassen, the EUROPEUM Institute for European Policy.


14.30–15.00: Registrations
15.00–16.45: Panel discussion and Q&A

As the construction of the Southern Gas Corridor (SGC) is nearing completion, the European Commission has recently expressed an interest in the future doubling of its capacity. In addition to Azeri gas, Turkmen gas could be made available through gas swaps involving Iran. Major issues include the partnership with Azerbaijan, transit dependence on Turkey and large public investments in infrastructure that may become stranded due to competition from Russian gas and liquefied natural gas (LNG). Moreover, current US policy casts doubt on Iran’s future involvement and regional stability.

Register here. The event is also available on Facebook


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Christian Kvorning Lassen
Deputy Director & Head of Research

Expertise: Migration/European migration crisis, EU foreign policy, Scandinavian politics, populism, EU enlargement policy

EUROPEUM Institute for European Policy
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