Achieving Energy Security in Europe – Conference in Brussels

A conference hosted by the European Council on Foreign Relations and the Centre for European Reform with the support of the Swedish Presidency of the EU

Guests

Speakers:

Katinka Barysch, Deputy Director, Centre for European Reform

Carl Bildt, Minister for Foreign Affairs, Sweden

Steven Everts, Personal Representative for Energy and Foreign Policy of the SG/HR

Charles Grant, Director, Centre for European Reform

Selim Kuneralp, Head of Turkey's Permanent Mission to the EU

Mark Leonard, Executive Director, European Council on Foreign Relations

Richard Morningstar, U.S. Special Envoy for Eurasian Energy

Pierre Noel, Research Fellow on energy issues, European Council on Foreign Relations

Andris Piebalgs, Commissioner for Energy at the European Commission

Vessela Tcherneva, Head of ECFR Sofia and Senior Policy Fellow, ECFR

Maciej Wozniak, Chief Advisor to the Prime Minister of Poland on Energy Security Policy

Dr. Michael Wunnerlich, Member of the Management Board, Director of the Representation to the European Union, BDEW German Association of Energy and Water Industries

In search for common strategies for achieving European energy security, the European Council on Foreign Relations and the Centre for European Reform organized an international roundtable, which was supported of the Swedish EU Presidency. It addressed both the internal dimension of energy security, with a focus on making the EU gas market more resilient, and the external dimension, with particular emphasis on the southern corridor. The conference brought together a selected group of officials from EU member-states and the European institutions, as well as energy business executives, think-tankers and other energy experts.

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