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Conferences, Seminars, Workshops and other Events

In June 2003, the Energy Charter Conference welcomed the release of the Best Practices Guidelines on Restructuring (including Privatisation) in the Energy Sector. A year later, on 12 May 2004, the Energy Charter Secretariat organised a workshop to assess the restructuring experiences and seek to map the road ahead. The Workshop brought together representatives from governments, energy companies, international organisations, financial institutions, and regulators, with the objective to identify...

The Energy Charter Secretariat and the International Energy Agency organised a joint seminar on 5-6 May 2004 to discuss issues of investment, transit and trade in South-East Europe. Its main objective was to assess the viability of possible routes across Turkey and South East Europe paving the way for direct gas supply from the Caspian and Gulf regions to South East and Western Europe.

"It is evident that energy-supplying countries do need advanced technologies and foreign investments to develop their oil and gas reserves, and find a foothold in international and European natural gas markets". This was the opinion expressed by Dr Nejad Hosseinian, Deputy Petroleum Minister of the Islamic Republic of Iran, at a joint seminar organised in Tehran on 23 February 2004 by the Institute for International Energy Studies and the Energy Charter Secretariat.

On 10 December 2003, the 13th Meeting of the Energy Charter Conference took place in Brussels, Belgium.

Conference organised by the Energy Charter Secretariat jointly with the European Union of the Natural Gas Industry (Eurogas) and the International Association of Oil and Gas Producers (OGP). The countries of Eurasia have the potential to create a single market for natural gas. This was the conclusion of a Conference on 'Eurasian Natural Gas: Opportunities and Risks' held in Brussels on 12-13 November 2003.

A two-day Seminar on 'Regional Energy Cooperation in Central Asia and the Role of the Energy Charter Process' took place in Tashkent, Uzbekistan, on 23-24 September 2003. The Seminar, organised jointly by the Energy Charter Secretariat and the Government of Uzbekistan, with additional financial support from the Foreign and Commonwealth Office of the United Kingdom, brought together government representatives of the five states of Central Asia and other countries from the wider region, including...

On 26 June 2003, the 12th Meeting of the Energy Charter Conference took place in Brussels, Belgium.

On 17 December 2002, the 11th Meeting of the Energy Charter Conference took place in Brussels, Belgium.

'Liberalising Trade and Investment in the Eurasian Power Sector' attracted over 120 participants and was aimed at stimulating a dialogue between governments, industry and regulators from across the Energy Charter's Eurasian constituency on how an integrated Eurasian electricity market can be achieved whilst ensuring economic efficiency and security of supply for the whole continent in an environmentally sustainable manner. Among the main issues addressed were the role of market integration in...

On 10 June 2002, the 10th Meeting of the Energy Charter Conference took place in Brussels, Belgium.