The Vienna Forum on European Energy Law is a joint initiative between the Florence School of Regulation and the Energy Community Secretariat. The annual event is designed to provide a platform for engagement and debate on the most relevant issues facing the EU and the Energy Community, and to promote knowledge and practice sharing.
This year, the forum included a closed workshop for regulators on markets and regulation, which explored the current legal challenges in Eastern and South Eastern Europe. This included sessions on network unbundling and certification, in addition to examining the markets in transformation.
You can find links to the presentations given here below.
The workshop was followed by an open evening debate on the challenges and opportunities of integration with the Energy Union from the perspective of Energy Ministers from the Energy Community, including the Minister of Energy of Ukraine, H.E. Volodymyr Demchyshyn and the Minister of Energy of Albania, H.E. Damian Gjiknuri.
The second day of the forum will be opened by a keynote speech from Dominique Ristori, Director-General, DG Energy on the Energy Union followed by three sessions and a round-table discussion.
The first session will consider the emerging governance of the Energy Union, looking at the possibility of an electricity market design and the role of ACER.
The second session will examine the security of gas supply, particularly the move toward a pan-European security of supply regime, pipelines, and designing LNG contracts.
The third session will focus on designing and obtaining support for RES and energy efficiency.
The final round-table debate will focus on energy dispute resolution, especially as it relates to arbitration, the Russia/Ukraine energy disputes and EU law and arbitration.
Opening and Keynote Address:
Session I: The Emerging Governance of the Energy Union
Session II: Security of Gas Supply
Session III: Law Enforcement in the Energy Community
Session IV: Energy Dispute Resolution
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