The discussion about the energy security in Central Europe at the 2nd Industry Forum

The panel discussion Energy Security in Central Europe – Challenges and Prospects will be held during the 2nd Industry Forum in Karpacz (8-10 December 2016).

Energy security and diversification of supply of energy resources remain important elements of European Union policy. Countries of Central and Eastern Europe, which are still largely dependent on oil and gas imports from Russia, are particularly interested in improving energy security. Meanwhile, efforts of Gazprom and Western European companies to extend the Nord Stream pipeline are contrary to the concept of the Energy Union. In this context, will Brussels be able to effectively implement its policy or the particular interests of individual countries and companies will win? Will the voice of Central Europe be heard? What’s more, will Visegrad Group speak with one voice, or will each country eventually protect its own interests, despite the declared common critical stance on Nord Stream 2?

The speakers in the panel Energy Security in Central Europe – Challenges and Prospects will analyse a series of aspects related to the problems discussed above in an attempt to answer specific questions. The following speakers confirmed their participation: moderator – Jan Zizka, Senior Consultant, Energy Projects Specialist, HATcom, Czech Republic, Solomon Ginzburg, President, The Foundation for socio-economic and political studies “Regional Strategy”, Russia, Mariusz Przybylik, Partner, A.T. Kearney, Poland, Mykola Voytiv, Head, NGO New Generation Management, Ukraine, Richard Wheeler, Managing Director, Center for Energy Security Dialogue, USA, Marek Wierzbowski, Partner, Prof. Marek Wierzbowski and Partners – Advocates and Legal Counselors, Poland, Robert Winnicki, Member of Parliament, Poland.