Europe is vulnerable to disruptions in energy supply, considering that the European Union imports over half of all the energy it consumes, particularly in crude oil (> 90%) and natural gas (> 66%). Within the EU, there are policy concerns over this import dependency on energy, especially in light of events in Ukraine and sanctions against Russia. The EU is focused on increasing long-term energy security, in part through responding to the energy goals formed during COP21 in Paris, increasing domestic energy production and supplier diversity, and improving infrastructure. The recent lifting of sanctions against Iran - a country rich in oil and gas reserves - has important implications for Europe's energy security as well.
On April 25, join the World Affairs Council, in partnership with the Seattle Eric m. Warburg Chapter of the American Council on Germany, for an event discussing European energy security and vulnerability with Mr. Tiglet Aslan, Managing Director and Advisor of Deekeling Arndt Advisors in Communications GmbH. Mr. Aslan has extensive experience in the energy and climate fields in both government and private sectors.
This event is part of the 2015-2016 Community Programs Climate Change Series.
This event was made possible by a generous grant through the European Recovery Program – Transatlantic Encounters.
About our speaker:
Mr. Tiglet Aslan serves as Managing Director and Advisor of Deekeling Arndt Advisors in Communications GmbH. Mr. Aslan's consultancy practice supports national and international companies, as well as associations in the political and public arenas.
Before joining DAA in 2006, he spent a period at the European Commission and worked for international consultancy firms in Chicago and Brussels for several years.
As a Public Affairs Strategist he develops strategies to implement them on the federal, state, and local levels. Mr. Aslan is recognized for his expertise in the area of public affairs, issues management, winning strategies and advocacy campaigns. Mr. Aslan also uses his in depth experience to resolve acceptance and participation issues for large-scale industry projects.
He studied Politics, Economics & Communication Sciences at the University of Chicago and the University of Münster. In the last couple of years Mr. Aslan has hosted numerous times the ACG Study Tour on Immigration and the ACG Study Tour on Climate and Energy at the Berlin office of Deekeling Arndt Advisors in Communication.