CEPI is pleased to announce that the presentation of the policy paper V4 – energy security and energy markets. Challenges ahead will be held on Monday, 23 November 2015, 14.30-15.30 at the Hotel Double Tree by Hilton, Room Foyer. The event is part of the Central European Energy Conference 2015 and is organized in partnership with the Slovak Foreign Policy Association.

The EU aims to reduce dependency on particular fuels, energy suppliers, and supply routes and to develop a well-functioning internal energy market. Our authors analyse the main current challenges in achieving these goals and discuss the role of the V4 countries in increasing EU’s energy security. Although V4 countries face different challenges, the prospects for cooperation are considerable. The paper offers policy recommendations that would help policy-makers address the current challenges and strengthen the energy security in the Visegard region and the EU as a whole.

The presentation will be followed by a media brief led by Péter Kaderják, Director of the Regional Centre for Energy Policy Research at the Corvinus University of Budapest, Hungary; Kristián Takáč,External Expert at CEPI, Bratislava; Former State Secretary at Ministry of Economy of Slovak Republic; and Tomasz Dąborowski, Senior fellow at the Centre for Eastern Studies (OSW), Warsaw, Poland.

The full text of the paper is available here.

The aim of the 9th annual CEEC 2015 conference is to examine prospects for creating the Energy Union from the perspective of the Visegrad countries. Furthermore, the conference aims to assess the consequences of global energy trends on both energy security and economic competitiveness of the EU and, in particular, the region of Central Europe. It will pay special attention to the process of regional integration of gas markets, as well as market-coupling of electricity markets in the region; including prospects for the inclusion of the Balkan countries and Ukraine.