HEARING: Building European Energy Diplomacy: External Dimension of Energy Security (EPP)

Thursday 10 November 2011
Room JAN 6Q2 EP Brussels

09.00-09.10 Official welcome
Joseph Daul MEP, Chairman of the EPP Group in the EP
09.10-09.40 Keynote speeches
Günther H. Oettinger, European Commissioner for Energy
Marcin Korolec, Secretary for State, Ministry for Economy, Poland

First session
09.40-11.00 Building up the external dimension of the internal market
Moderator: Pilar del Castillo MEP, EPP Group Coordinator in the ITRE Committee


- Jean-Arnault Vinois, Head of the Security of Supply, Energy Markets and Networks Unit, DG Energy, European Commission
How to use the internal market as leverage and an asset in relations with third countries?
- Małgorzata Mika-Bryska, Head of Section, Energy Sector, Polish Permanent Representation to the EU
Better internal coordination - a step towards formulating an EU single voice on energy
- Alan Riley, Director of the LLM Programme, City University, London
Shifting the EU-Russia energy paradigm: from partnership to marketintegration
- Slavtcho Neykov, Director of the European Energy Community Secretariat
Energy Community: how effective in promoting EU rules abroad?

Session conclusions: Alejo Vidal-Quadras MEP, Member of the ITRE Committee

10.40-11.00 Q&A

Second session

11.00-12.30 Deepening strategic partnerships with neighbours and beyond for a secure, safe and sustainable energy
Moderator: Elmar Brok MEP, EPP Group Co-Coordinator in the Foreign Affairs Committee of the EP


- Stephen Everts, Member of the Cabinet of the High Representative,EEAS
Identifying the EU’s goals, strategy and key partners in global energy governance
- Frank Umbach, Senior Associate for International Energy Security at the Centre for European Security Strategies
Energy infrastructure: the Caucasian puzzle and its implications for the EU
- Reinhard Mitschek, Chief of the Nabucco Consortium
Nabucco - a case for EU energy diplomacy
- Giuseppe Recchi, Chairman of the ENI Board
Energising the Southern Neighbourhood - state of play and perspectives
- Daniel Poneman, Deputy Secretary of Energy, US Department of Energy
EU-US energy cooperation - how to better exploit its potential?

Session conclusions:
José Ignacio Salafranca MEP, EPP Group Co-Coordinator in the Foreign Affairs Committee of the EP

12.10-12.30 Q&A

12.30-12.50 Final conclusions
Herbert Reul MEP, Chairman of the ITRE Committee 
Jacek Saryusz-Wolski MEP, Member of the Committee on Foreign Affairs of the EP

Registration: e-mail to EPP-energydiplomacyhearing@europarl.europa.eu, stating name, date of birth and place of residence