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Zagreb: CEE Gas Conference
March 7 - March 8
The CEE region of countries, from the Baltics to the Balkans, is undergoing a process of profound change in terms of its interconnected energy market dynamics.
The constant evolution of liberalised energy markets, the need for supply security and diversity, and the political and economic volatility of the region have created a matrix of interacting elements which can and will influence the whole issue of natural gas security for the EU.
As projects such as the ‘North-South Gas Corridor’ gain both commercial support and political momentum, Europe’s eyes are now open to the possibilities of strategic alliances to connect European gas supply sources from the Baltic, Adriatic, and Black Seas to the rest of Europe.
Key countries including Poland, Austria, Czech Republic, Croatia, Hungary, Bulgaria, Romania, Slovakia and Slovenia, along with the European Commission have signed an MoU to invest in both infrastructure and cross-border interconnections, as well as improving the investment environment through targeting regulatory, financial, permitting and internal market obstacles. In addition, potential new supplies from Iran, Azerbaijan and North America will invigorate a growing market.