Expert conference

CHALLENGES TO EU ENERGY INDEPENDENCE: LOOMING CRISIS IN GAS SECTOR?

International Conference

The KAF and the Institute of Democratic Politics arrange an Intrnational Conference on Energy issues in the Middle and Eastern Europe. The aim of the conference is to discuss Energy problems and find out how they can be possibly solved.

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PROGRAMME

09:30REGISTRATION OF THE PARTICIPANTS

10:00WELCOME ADDRESS

Prof. Vytautas Landsbergis, MEP

Mr. Andreas Michael Klein, Director of Konrad Adenauer Foundation for Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania

Dr. Mantas Adomėnas President, of the Institute of Democratic Politics

10:30I SESSION: FUTURE SCENARIOS IN GAS MARKETS. EU GAS MARKET LIBERALIZATION

Principal players and future projections: Russia, Central Asia, Turkey. In search of solidarity: consolidated EU external energy policy.

Keynote speaker:

Mr. Andrius Kubilius, Chairman of the Homeland Union – Lithuanian Christian Democrats, Vice-chairman of the Parliament of the Republic of Lithuania

Speakers:

Russian Gas and EU energy security

Dr. Alan Riley, City University professor, London

Principal players and future projections in Central Asia, Turkey

Mr. Vladimir Socor, Senior Fellow of the Jamestown Foundation, Washington D.C.

What is the future of Lithuanian energy sector?

Mr. Valdemaras Katkus, Financial analyst, Vilnius

Need for common EU energy policy: a view from Estonia

Mr. Einari Kisel, Ministry of Economic Affairs and Communications of Estonia

Moderation:

Dr. Stacy Renee Closson, TAPIR fellow, German Institute for International and Security Afairs, Berlin

__Discussion

12:00 Coffee

12:30 II SESSION: SOLVING REGIONAL PROBLEMS: MIDDLEMEN AND ENERGY ISOLATION

The role of intermediaries in the chain of gas-provision. Legislative and arbitration-based solutions. Is there a way out of energy isolation of the Baltic states? Development of new infrastructures in the Baltic sea. Liquefied gas capacity as a solution?

Keynote speaker:

''Mr. Karl Georg Wellmann'', MP, German Bundestag

Speakers:

•''''Dr. Marat Terterov, Senior Adviser, European Energy Charter

Prof. Vidmantas Jankauskas, Professor, Vilnius Gediminas Technical University, Department of Finance Engineering

Mr. Pawel Zalewski, MP, former Chairman of the Committee on Foreign Affairs, Poland

Prof. György Schöpflin'', MEP, Committee on Foreign Affairs

Moderation:

''Mr. Andreas Michael Klein'', Director, Konrad Adenauer Foundation for the Baltic States

Discussion

14:00Lunch

15:00III SESSION: ENERGY EFFICIENCY AND CLIMATE CHANGE

Is there a way out of the climate trap? How efficient are new technologies in the energy consuming sectors?

Keynote speaker:

''Dr. Jürgen Kropp'', Director, Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (tbc)

Speakers:

•''''Mr. Christian Kremer, Deputy General Secretary of the EPP, Brussels

Mr. Ivo Lemšs, Energy Efficiency division, Energy Department, Construction, energy and housing state agency of Latvia, Riga

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Stasys Paulauskas, Director, Strategic Self-management Institute; President, Lithuanian Wind Energy Association

Mrs. Kirsten Neumann'',Project Director, German Energy Agency (DENA), Berlin

Moderation:

''Dr. Nino Galetti'', Expert, Konrad Adenauer Foundation, Berlin

Discussion

16:30 CONCLUSIONS__:30 CONCLUSIONS__0 CONCLUSIONS__CONCLUSIONS__CONCLUSIONS__NCLUSIONS__LUSIONS__SIONS__ONS__S___

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Venue

Hotel Artis Centrum, Liejyklos Str. 11/23, Vilnius, Lithuania

Speakers

  • Andrius Kubilius(Stellv. Parlamentspräsident der Republik Litauen)
    • Karl-Georg Wellmann (MdB
      • Deutscher Bundestag)
        • Christian Kremer (Stellv. Generalsekretär der EVP)
          • Marat Terterov (European Energy Charter) u.a.
            Contact

            Andreas Michael Klein

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            Head of the KAS office Chile

            Andreas.Klein@kas.de +56 22 234 20 89
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