On the June 9th, 2015 high-ranking representatives in the field of politics, industry and science met at the event “Economic Council 2015” held by CDU. Approximately 2800 participants have dealt with various economic-political issues, taking place nowadays. The majority of discussants has end up with a single idea that in times of rapid economic shocks Germany sustains very good performance. Now, it is time to keep building the economy up based on the ideology of environmental freedom.
In sum, 4 discussions have been designed around the significant topics of the Franco-German Economic Partnership, energy, financial markets and the welfare state. The participants of the 2nd podium have underlined the opportunities for the realignment of the energy and climate policy in order to improve the competitiveness of the German economy. The essential part of the energy policy of the Federal Government is the Energy Transition, which now seems to be obscure. The Prime Minister of Saxony-Anhalt Dr. Reiner Haseloff MdL has stated that further development of Energy Transition cannot be accurately predicted.
Later on, the member of the Bundestag and CEO of RWE Peter Terium has emphasized about Europeanisation of Energy Policy. He noted that existing possibilities of the European inner market make the European framework twice excessive.
Along with other representatives of many Energy Companies, the Director of SOCAR Germany has taken part at the organized event either. Being the pioneer of the Southern Gas Corridor, SOCAR starting from 2019 is planning to diversify the natural gas supplies to Europe and, thus make an important contribution to Europe’s energy security. In terms of ecological issues, the natural gas is considered as the most environmentally pure product compared to other fossil fuels. Hence, a stable supply of natural gas to Europe will create more environmentally-friendly conditions for the implementation of the Energy Transition policy.