The European Union is constituted by regions, each of them include defragmented energy policies that more or less effectively attempt to interact also regionally. The examples in the Union show that the unilateral measures taken by one Member State significantly impact the situation of neighbouring countries. The States in Central and South East Europe are important for energy transit. Cooperation with them and countries and regions with energy sources is essential; it could be defined as crucial, despite the zero-carbon European road in Union energy future.

The Conference will discuss the current Union energy policy and what would be necessary to be re-defined and set up again. National energy strategies are not limited to the borders of the European Union or the Member States. The formation and realization of national energy policy without a dialogue with neighbouring countries may bring along instability of energy policy. In order to avoid conflicts among countries or regions, and to avoid “lose-lose” situations, the international cooperation on energy policies between the countries is urgent.

Key Speakers

Key Speakers:

Hans van Steen, DG ENER

Beate Raabe, Eurogas

Romana Jordan, MEP

Marko Sencar, ACER

Karl Rose, WEC

Programme:

10:00 Session I

10:30 – 12:30 The EU energy policy – Internal and international cooperation

Application of EU energy legislation and environmental targets

Energy cooperation within regions of the EU and third parties

The EU energy dependency and dialog with third parties

13:00 Session II

13:30 – 15:30 Regional energy policies – Reality of cooperation

National energy strategies as parts of the Union energy policy

Energy markets interactions

The EU regional energy partnerships in reality

15.30 Conference Conclusions 

Discussion: Governing energy cooperation