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Tamás Kozma heads the Asian and African Relations Department of the Antall József Knowledge Centre (AJKC), a think tank in Budapest. His primary research focus revolves around energy geopolitics and pipeline diplomacy in Turkey, the Caspian Sea Basin, Central Asia, Eastern Mediterranean and in the broader Middle East. Since December 2018, he is a Non-Resident Fellow at TRENDS Research and Advisory in Abu Dhabi. In 2019, he was also an Associate Research Fellow at OSCE Academy in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan, where he researched the potential natural gas cooperation between the EU and Central Asia.
Tamás Kozma, head of the Asian and African Relations Department of the Antall József Knowledge Centre, writes about the recent tensions in the Eastern Mediterranean. Although the pursuit of natural gas wealth can be identified as a central motif, the present situation has exceeded the framework of an energy resource conflict.
Kosovo, a country heavily reliant on coal, took a major step towards the decarbonisation of its electricity sector with the help of a 57.5 mln euros loan from the EBRD to finance the construction of a 105 MW wind farm.
PGNiG Upstream Norway signed an agreement with Norske Shell to acquire interests in Kvitebjørn and Valemon, two producing fields in the North Sea. The gas produced will be sent to Poland after the Baltic Pipe link is launched.
Antje Kanngiesser has been appointed as the new CEO of the Alpiq Group, the leading Swiss electricity producer.
Tourism has been among the hardest hit of all sectors by the COVID-19. On this World Tourism Day, the pandemic represents an opportunity to rethink the future of the tourism sector, including how it contributes to the sustainable development goals.