Sofia will host the fifth Meeting of the High Level Group on Central and South-Eastern Europe Connectivity (CESEC)

On 29 June, 2018, the fifth Meeting of the High-Level Group on Central and South-Eastern Europe Connectivity (CESEC) will take place in Boyana Residence, Sofia. Energy Minister Temenuzhka Petkova will host the forum. The Vice-President of the European Commission and Commissioner for the Energy Union Maroš Šefčovič, Climate Action and Energy Commissioner Miguel Arias Cañete, Deputy Prime-Minister Tomislav Donchev, as well as energy ministers from the region and other guests are expected to attend the event.

The participants will discuss the state of play and progress made on priority gas projects in the region, regional cooperation in the field of electricity, RES and energy efficiency and other. A number of documents will be signed during the meeting, such as exemption decision of the national regulators for IGB, cooperation agreement with the Trans Adriatic pipeline /TAP/, memorandum of understanding between the Bulgarian Energy Holding and the European Investment Bank relating to the construction of IGB and others.

We recall that the initiative for gas interconnectivity in Central and South Eastern Europe was launched in Sofia, in February 2015. The aim of the High Level Group is to deepen regional cooperation in the gas sector, to ensure security and sustainability of supply and competitiveness of EU energy policy. At the Bucharest meeting last year, the initiative was complemented by a joint approach on electricity market, energy efficiency and the development of renewable energy.


Dear colleagues,

In connection with the access regime in Boyana Residence, those of you wishing to attend the event must send their full names, PIN and the media they represent at the following email address: by 22 June, Friday, 2018 at the latest. On the day of the event (29 June 2018), please be present at Boyana Residence at 11.30 am.

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