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Simon Dekeyrel
Policy Analyst
Simon Dekeyrel is a Policy Analyst in the Sustainable Prosperity for Europe Programme at the European Policy Centre. He is currently finishing his PhD on the contemporary evolution of EU energy policy at the University of Nottingham, where he was part of the EU Horizon 2020 Marie Skłodowska-Curie research project “EU Trade and Investment Policy” (EUTIP). Simon was a Visiting Researcher at Ghent University, the Egmont Institute and the Energy Community Secretariat in Vienna. His primary research interests are EU internal and external energy and climate policy. He holds an MSc in International Relations and a BSc in Political Science from Ghent University.


Sustainable Prosperity for Europe


Climate and Energy Platform

Areas of expertise

EU Internal Energy Market, EU external energy policy, EU-Russia energy relations

Current positions

Policy Dialogue


MSc in International Relations, Ghent University
BSc in Political Science, Ghent University


Dutch, English, French



Climate & energy / COMMENTARY
Making the EU’s clean energy transition work
By Simon Dekeyrel , Brooke Moore - 24/04/2024
Future of Europe / DISCUSSION PAPER
The Green Deal in times of polycrisis: Aligning short-term responses with long-term commitments
By Stefan Sipka , Laura Rayner , Simon Dekeyrel , Philipp Lausberg , Danielle Brady - 29/02/2024
Air pollution / DISCUSSION PAPER
Towards a cleaner air in Europe: Time for a stronger vision and more action
By Annika Hedberg , Stefan Sipka , Simon Dekeyrel , Melanie Fessler , Danielle Brady - 06/07/2023
Digitalisation / DISCUSSION PAPER
Digitalisation: An enabler for the clean energy transition
By Simon Dekeyrel , Melanie Fessler - 31/01/2023


Interview with CNBC
CNBC interviewed Simon Dekeyrel on how the European Commission deals with issues such as the gas price cap and natural gas procurement.

Watch the full interview here.

24 October 2022 - ,
CNBC International TV
EU plans to cut Russian gas supplies
Simon Dekeyrel was quoted in an article by Voice of America Russia on the Ukraine war and the EU's plans to cut Russian gas supplies.

You can read the article here. (In Russian)

EU plans to cut Russian gas supplies
12 April 2022 - ,
VOA Russia
How Bulgaria helped Putin against Ukraine
Simon Dekeyrel was quoted in an article published in Radio Free Europe on the ongoing war in Ukraine, the EU's dependence on Russian gas and TurkStream. 

You can read the article here. (In Bulgarian)

How Bulgaria helped Putin against Ukraine
08 April 2022 - ,
Radio Free Europe

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