Winds of Change. Offshore Renewable Energy for a More Secure and Resilient Central and Eastern EuropeWinds of Change.

The Russian Ukrainian War is causing tremors far beyond the military front lines. Major food and supply chain disruptions, hybrid aggression against democratic countries, continuous violation of internationally recognized freedoms of navigation, trade and development of resources in exclusive economic zones, hegemonic militarization by Russia of an entire Black Sea and tangible risks of contagion among neighboring countries, are some of the topics that are addressed in this paper. Apart from its relevance as a gateway to Asia and the Middle East, the authors emphasize the significant potential that the Black Sea region has in terms of supply routes, energy and natural resources potential that can contribute to progress and economic security for the entire European continent.