November 20, 2012

CGDC Acknowledges the Contribution of Energy Community Secretariat Director - Mr. Slavtcho Neykov

CGDC representative attended the meeting of the Diplomatic Corps in Vienna, which took place on November 20, 2012, at the Palais Niederoesterreich. The work of the Energy Community was presented along with a keynote speech by Deputy Director General for Energy at the European Commission – Mr. Fabrizio Barbaso. The Energy Community extends the EU internal energy market to South East Europe and beyond on the ground of legally binding framework; thus, enhancing security and stability of energy supply, creating a regional energy market, attracting investment, and supporting the establishment of networks for cooperation and development.

Major highlight of the event was the introduction of the new Director of the Energy Community Secretariat – Mr. Janez Kopac, appointed for a period of three years, starting on December 01, 2012. The Ministerial Council thanked the Energy Community’s first Director, Mr. Slavtcho Neykov, for his dedication and professionalism during his 7-year tenure. Mr. Neykov’s hard work and expertise have been vital to building up and strengthening the position of the Energy Community as a determinant factor on the energy market, both regionally and globally.

The Center for Global Dialogue and Cooperation – CGDC has embraced energy sector challenges as its priority area, dedicating a full day to energy issues at the 2012 CGDC Annual Meeting. Through its participation in the Diplomatic Corps Meeting, CGDC once again acknowledged the contribution of Mr. Slavtcho Neykov, who chaired the CGDC Annual Meeting panel discussion on “Energy Trends in the Context of Social Development”, and thanked him for his expert insights and cooperation.