THE EU-RUSSIA ENERGY RELATIONS AT THE BELGIAN-LUXEMBOURG CHAMBER OF COMMERCE FOR RUSSIA AND BELARUS.
The Belgian Luxembourg Chamber of Commerce for Russia and Belarus organized this Friday, March 14th an important conference on energy ties between Russia and the European Union.
There distinguished speakers belonging to the world of diplomacy and “majors” of the Russian energy world addressed the audience. Thus spoke HE Mark ENTIN , Russian ambassador to Luxembourg ; HE André MERNIER, former Belgian ambassador to Moscow, H.E. Aleksandr KRESTIYANOV , Deputy Permanent Representative of Russia to the EU and Didier CASIMIRO , vice President for Belgium of Rosneft .Gazprom ‘s representative in Belgium , Mr. Yuri Lavrov also made an intresting intervention.
Many personalities from the world of the press, of energy and European Affairs were there.
The Russian energy as a whole was discussed at this high-level conference . Oil and gas. Russia is the largest supplier of crude oil to the European Union. It has a modern infrastructure for the delivery of these raw materials like deep water ports in the White Sea and the Black Sea (Primarsk for example) , modern refineries. A company like Rosneft has invested in refineries in the Ruhr in Germany and Italy ( Sicily). Russia is already present in Europe thus.
Supply of Europe by Russia is a crucial point of the energy policy of the EU and therefore many meetings between energy officials of the European Union and Russian suppliers take place.