Cyprus natural gas: What changes do we see after the war in Ukraine?



One of the most critical effects of the war includes the changes the war signals in the energy sector. Such changes are directly linked to the policy priorities for Europe's green transition. This, of course, also concerns Cyprus and especially the strategic management of the Cypriot natural gas.

Unfortunately, public debates and discussions around the issue of energy are usually fragmented. Various proposals are presented from time to time, yet although these may be technically feasible, more often than not, they are not economically advantageous. Other proposals that in market terms remain unrealistic might also be tabled, despite how desirable they might be in political terms.

At the same time, other analysis shows that the crucial parameter that concerns the legal restrictions arising as a result of Cyprus' European commitments in relation to the green transition is often missing from the equation. In short, a comprehensive discussion that takes into account all the main dimensions of the issue is absent.

In this context, the Institute for the Study of Politics and Democracy is holding a Scientific Conference on 12th November, in which an in-depth analysis and assessment of the overarching situation will be attempted. The aim through these actions is, on the one hand, to define the public dialogue in the context of feasible, realistic options that Cyprus has and, on the other hand, to contribute to policy formulation through the submission of comprehensive policy texts.