Prof. Ričardas Krikštolaitis Attended Energy Conference in Brussels

On 5-6 November, Prof. Ričardas Krikštolaitis, the head of VMU Dept. of Mathematics and Statistics, attended the international conference Central European Day of Energy 2018 (CEDE) organized in Brussels, the headquarters of the European Commission. The event was organized by Central Europe Energy Partners (CEEP) in cooperation with the DG Energy of the European Commission and partners, including Vytautas Magnus University.

The main aim of CEDE was to consolidate a regional energy platform that reflects the region’s perspective on the development of the European energy policy and highlight the accomplishments and challenges faced by regional stakeholders in the implementation process. 143 participants attended the conference: stakeholders from European institutions, national administrations, energy and energy intensive companies, academics, experts and journalists.

The conference revealed that Central Europe has managed to achieve meaningful results in international cooperation in the field of energy. The main reason for the success is the increasing infrastructural interaction and integration of markets. Furthermore, a lot of progress has been made in the synchronisation of the Baltic states with the Continental European Network. Also, as a result of liberalization processes and the legal system, international trade has been growing dynamically as well.

Speakers at the conference included the Vice President of the European Commission for the Energy Union Maroš Šefčovič, Member of the European Parliament, Chair of ITRE Committee Jerzy Buzek, representatives of Litgrid, ENTSO-E, Transelectrica, EU Stream, ROMGAZ and other companies and organizations from Poland, Romania, Slovakia, Hungary and other countries. The event was divided into three parts dedicated to energy in the Central Europe and the sectors of electricity and gas.

VMU is a partner of the conference organizers, the Central Europe Energy Partners.
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