The Ukraine crisis offers some important energy security lessons: when it comes to the energy, geography still destiny. Pipelines still mean both economic and political power. The struggle between Moscow and Kiev over the price of gas is more instructive in this regard than a thousand economy textbooks. The Ukraine crisis was also a reminder that energy security is integral part of national security; that interdependence between the producers and the consumer will not encourage stability, as long as the producer can go longer without revenue than the consumer can without gas.
During the event the NATO ENSEC COE tent was surrounded by people, who were interested to know Centre`s mission, activities and task - the NATO ENSEC COE team had to answer lots of questions.
The Conference is intended as a forum directed towards current and future COE Financial Controllers (FINCON). The aim is to establish a Community of Interest in order to foster interoperability and create a forum for exchanging best practices and lessons learned regarding financial aspects concerning administration and operation of COEs.