Activities 2010 - European Academy of Sciences and Arts

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Activities 2010 - European Academy of Sciences and Arts

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has augmented 14 times. Still 80 per cent of world energy supply comes from oil, gas and

coal, 6 per cent from nuclear energy, but already 14 per cent from renewable energies.

In the field of energy (Erich Hödl), Russia seems to be reluctant to choose the European

Union as the partner for an "Energy Charter". Instead Russia looks more to the individual

and larger Member states, like Germany, France etc., than to the EU as a political agent

and partner. Certainly, the European Union has also after the Lisbon-Treaty limited competencies

in energy policy, being still mainly within national competencies, but since the

"Green Book 2006" and the following regulations the influence of the EU has augmented

and energy policy falls partly in the field of EU-Foreign Policy. The EU aims at a regional

diversification of foreign energy supply for which the Nabucco-Line is a visible sign, being

a supplement to the lines under construction, especially to Germany. In view of progresses

of the Transeuropean Networks for Energy (TEN-E) larger energy storages a transition

to a European Single Market for Energy are planned, which would allow effective interchanges

of energies between European countries, actually still partly hampered by the

"Gazprom- Clause".

Michael Ugrumov and Brigitte Tag emphasized an intensive mutual exchange in all lines

having the attitudes of scientists and to develop a stable platform in education (Gorgio

Dominese) supported by Remi Brague.

In summary, this first get together of the both Academies revealed the urgent need for an

intensive dialogue between Russia and Europe in order to bring trust and understanding

and to sketch out common paths for the future by means of a constant exchange of information.

It was decided that the follow-up meeting will take place in Moscow in November

2011.

By Burkhard Bischof

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