Romania to host 2017 Central and South-Eastern European Gas Connectivity


Romania will be the host of this year’s Central and South-Eastern European Gas Connectivity (CESEC), during September 27-28, according to a draft government decision initiated by the Ministry of Energy.

In order to accelerate the integration of the gas markets in Central and South Eastern Europe and diversify gas supplies, Romania, together with Austria, Bulgaria, Croatia, Greece, Italy, Slovakia, Slovenia and Hungary, set up a High Level Working Group in February 2015 under the CESEC (Central and South Eastern Europe Gas Connectivity Group) name. Six partner countries, namely Albania, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Macedonia (FYROM), the Republic of Moldova, Serbia and Ukraine, joined the group. The aim of the group is to coordinate efforts to facilitate cross-border and trans-European projects that diversify gas supplies to the region, as well as to implement harmonised rules,” the grounding note reads.

So far, three ministerial meetings took place in Sofia, Zagreb and Budapest in 2015 and 2016.

”For Romania, the CESEC initiative represents an opportunity to confirm the efforts made by Romania in the energy sector, also contributing to the achievement of EU’s goals in ensuring the security of energy supply,” the document also shows.

In this context, the ministry requests Gov’t RON 154,000 from the Budgetary Reserve Fund to organize this event.

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