Event Reports

A Future beyond Coal: The challenges of coal phase-outs in the north and south of Europe

by Eleftherios Petropoulos
Online discussion with experts from Germany, Greece and Poland

The Greece/Cyprus office of the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung and the Greek Energy Forum organized an online discussion on Thursday, March 11, 2021 entitled: "The future after coal: The challenge of the coal phase-out in southern and northern Europe". Leading experts from Athens, Berlin and Warsaw exchanged views on the energy transition in the European Union.


Henri Bohnet, Director, Konrad Adenauer Foundation Greece and Cyprus Office

Alexandros Lagakos, Co-Founder – Vice Chairman, Greek Energy Forum


Ioannis N. Tzortzis, Dr., President, Legal Experts Committee, Just Transition Steering Committee, Ministry of Environment & Energy

Hubertus Bardt, Dr. Managing Director – Head of Research, German Economic Institute (Institut der Deutschen Wirtschaft), Cologne

Ioannis Moraitis, Project Manager Hydrogen and Biomethane - International and European Affairs, Public Gas Corporation of Greece (DEPA)

Robert Tomaszewski, Senior Energy Analyst, Polityka Insight, Warsaw

Moderator: Odin Linardatou, journalist

Working languages: English and Greek (with simultaneous translation)