April 28 10:00

Energy and the budget as priorities of the Polish EU Presidency. The prospect of the Visegrad countries and Germany

Centrum Konferencyjne Zielna, ul. Zielna 37, Warszawa

Energy and the budget as priorities of the Polish EU Presidency
The prospect of the Visegrad countries and Germany
28th of April 2011, 10.00 – 14.15
Centre Zielna
37 Zielna St., Warsaw


The conference will be held in English and Polish. Organisers provide simultaneous translation.
The information about the conference:
Łukasz Wenerski
0 22556 42 68,
The project is implemented in cooperation with:

The project is co-financed by Foundation for Polish-German Cooperation and International Visegrad Fund


 Dr. Jacek Kucharczyk, President of the Executive Board, the Institute of Public Affairs

10.15 – 11.45   The Polish EU Presidency and the negotiations on Multiannual Financial Framework 2014-2020   What should the future  EU budget look like? Does it need to be reformed? Is it possible to find new source of its financing? What positions will Central European countries present during the process of its negotiations?

Moderation: Vladimir Bartovic,Senior Researcher, EUROPEUM Institute for European Policy(Czech Republic)
Prof. dr. Eckart D. Stratenschulte, Director,European Academy Berlin(Germany)
Dr. Paweł Samecki, Adviser to the President, National Bank of Poland  (Poland)
Dr. Tamas Szemler, Senior Resarch Fellow, ICEG European Center (Hungary)

11.45 – 12.15    COFFEE BREAK

12.15 – 13.45    The European Union Energy Policy in the programme of the Polish EU Presidency 
What initiatives can be offered by Poland during its EU Presidency? Is it possible to launch energy policy cooperation in the region of Central Europe? What are the partner’s expectations and concerns?

Moderation: Grzegorz Gromadzki, Expert in international affairs (Poland)
Kornel Andzsans-Balogh, Research Associate,  Regional Centre for Energy Policy Research (Hungary)
Petr Binhack, Energy Security Analyst,  Association for International Affairs (Czech Republic)
Severin Fischer, Researcher, German Institute for International and Security Affairs  (Germany)

13.45 - 14.15   LUNCH
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