• The 4th Annual Monaco Energy Security Forum, SAVE THE DATE MAY 31, 2019

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  • The Forum brings together leading European and global experts on energy security, clean energy and energy diplomancy

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  • Creating a right energy mix for the clean and secure future

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ABOUT FORUM

Founded in January 2016 by the President of Burisma Group Nikolay Zlochevskyi, Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation and Aleksander Kwasniewski's Foundation “Amicus Europae”, each year the Annual Monaco Energy Security Forum brings together over 500 attendees, including leading global policy makers and thought leaders, key energy market players and recognized industry experts advocating for energy security and sustainability, as well as promoting innovation and inclusion.

Over the course of only three years, the Forum has grown to become a major international event and a must attend for U.S. and European politicians and opinion makers, such as President of Latvia Raimonds Vējonis (since 2015), President of Slovenia (2007-2012) Danilo Turk, Prime Minister of Italy (1996–1998; 2006–2008) Romano Prodi, Vice Chancellor of Germany (1998–2005), Joschka Fischer, Prime Minister of Belgium (1999-2008) Guy Verhofstandt, Director of the CIA’s Counterterrorist Center (1999-2002) and Ambassador at Large for Counterterrorism Joseph Cofer Black, U.S. Senator for Louisiana Mary Landrieu, U.S. State Department’s Special Envoy and Coordinator for International Energy Affairs David L. Goldwyn, European Commissioner for Energy and Development (2004-2014) Andris Piebalgs and many others.

The Annual Monaco Energy Security Forum has built strong strategic partner relations with the Atlantic Council of the United States and the Adam Smith Conferences. It also enjoys continued support from the U.S.-Ukraine Business Council (USUBC) and the European Business Association (EBA), the British Ukrainian Chamber of Commerce (BUCC) and the American Chamber of Commerce, the Ukrainian Association of the Renewable Energy and the Hellenic Wind Energy Association, and etc.

The 4th Annual Monaco Energy Security Forum will take place on May 31, 2019, at the Yacht Club of Monaco. It will address the post-election order, its challenges and impact on energy-independence and security. This year, the Atlantic Council of the United States will hold a panel on geopolitics of hydrocarbons with high-level U.S. speakers. We will be joined by Prime Minister of Denmark (2001 – 2009) and NATO Secretary General (2009 – 2014) Anders Fogh Rasmussen, President of Poland (1995 – 2005) Aleksander Kwasniewski, Chancellor of Austria (2007 – 2008) Alfred Gusenbauer, President of Bulgaria (1997 – 2002) Petar Stoyanov, Director of the Atlantic Council's Dinu Patriciu Eurasia Center Ambassador John E. Herbst, Founding Chairman of the Atlantic Council’s Global Energy Center Ambassador Dick Morningstar, and many others.

OPINION

Hunter Biden

Hunter Biden

So whatever we do as it relates to electric cars, whatever we do as it relates to geothermal, whatev...

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Joschka Fischer

Joschka Fischer

I think energy security means in the future diversifying the supplies and also decreasing the depend...

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Andris Piebalgs

Andris Piebalgs

I think I will spare time going through European history on energy, but I believe that there is a ne...

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HIS SERENE HIGHNESS PRINCE ALBERT II PRINCE OF MONACO

HIS SERENE HIGHNESS PRINCE ALBERT II PRINCE OF MONACO

Ladies and Gentlemen, Dear friends!I am delighted to welcome you to Monaco for the second year runni...

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Ireneusz Bil

Ireneusz Bil

I think nowadays it’s only air travel that is still depending on oil. I mean the majority of locatio...

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TJ Glauthier

TJ Glauthier

There will also be technology changes in other areas that will affect the energy sector as well.

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Guy Verhofstadt

Guy Verhofstadt

But it is like the monster of Lochness, the Energy Union, when we have problems with Russia or our f...

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Danilo Türk

Danilo Türk

We need both all the time. Short-term decisions on energy or on any other important policy issu...

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Aleksander Kwasniewski

Aleksander Kwasniewski

Energy is a key factor today and will be a key factor tomorrow. Of course, in different conditions a...

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PAWEŁ JAKUBOWSKI

PAWEŁ JAKUBOWSKI

I think, a very interesting challenge, a very interesting undertaking is the law concerning creation...

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JOHN E. HERBS

JOHN E. HERBS

Setting the record straight about evaluating reform in Ukraine is akin to taking a Rorschach test. F...

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NINA YUZHANINA

NINA YUZHANINA

Today I found out that a huge role has been defined for Ukraine in the future Energy Security of Eur...

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Jean-Arnold Vinois

Jean-Arnold Vinois

I would like you to take five ‘Ds’ with you. It is an old part of energy security and it is linked w...

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SAMUELE FURFARI

SAMUELE FURFARI

Anywhere in Europe and also outside Europe and we have big success I think with the reverse flow. Wh...

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Joseph Cofer Black

Joseph Cofer Black

 In the U.S., privately held energy companies play an important and positive role in economic d...

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Vadym Pozharskyi

Vadym Pozharskyi

The rapidly changing global landscape offers new opportunities as well as new challenges. In recent ...

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BARTOSZ SOROCZYNSKI

BARTOSZ SOROCZYNSKI

I think, a very interesting challenge, a very interesting undertaking is the law concerning creation...

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Volodymyr Kistion

Volodymyr Kistion

Within the framework of the fact that Ukraine is a country with all the required possibilities to de...

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Nikolay Zlochevskyi

Nikolay Zlochevskyi

Ukraine has already joined the European family. The bond between Europe and Ukraine today is stronge...

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David Eades

David Eades

Environmental and sustainability questions were high on the agenda, reflecting the venue for the ina...

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ABOUT FORUM

Founded in January 2016 by the President of Burisma Group Nikolay Zlochevskyi, Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation and Aleksander Kwasniewski's Foundation “Amicus Europae”, each year the Annual Monaco Energy Security Forum brings together over 500 attendees, including leading global policy makers and thought leaders, key energy market players and recognized industry experts advocating for energy security and sustainability, as well as promoting innovation and inclusion.

Over the course of only three years, the Forum has grown to become a major international event and a must attend for U.S. and European politicians and opinion makers, such as President of Latvia Raimonds Vējonis (since 2015), President of Slovenia (2007-2012) Danilo Turk, Prime Minister of Italy (1996–1998; 2006–2008) Romano Prodi, Vice Chancellor of Germany (1998–2005), Joschka Fischer, Prime Minister of Belgium (1999-2008) Guy Verhofstandt, Director of the CIA’s Counterterrorist Center (1999-2002) and Ambassador at Large for Counterterrorism Joseph Cofer Black, U.S. Senator for Louisiana Mary Landrieu, U.S. State Department’s Special Envoy and Coordinator for International Energy Affairs David L. Goldwyn, European Commissioner for Energy and Development (2004-2014) Andris Piebalgs and many others.

The Annual Monaco Energy Security Forum has built strong strategic partner relations with the Atlantic Council of the United States and the Adam Smith Conferences. It also enjoys continued support from the U.S.-Ukraine Business Council (USUBC) and the European Business Association (EBA), the British Ukrainian Chamber of Commerce (BUCC) and the American Chamber of Commerce, the Ukrainian Association of the Renewable Energy and the Hellenic Wind Energy Association, and etc.

The 4th Annual Monaco Energy Security Forum will take place on May 31, 2019, at the Yacht Club of Monaco. It will address the post-election order, its challenges and impact on energy-independence and security. This year, the Atlantic Council of the United States will hold a panel on geopolitics of hydrocarbons with high-level U.S. speakers. We will be joined by Prime Minister of Denmark (2001 – 2009) and NATO Secretary General (2009 – 2014) Anders Fogh Rasmussen, President of Poland (1995 – 2005) Aleksander Kwasniewski, Chancellor of Austria (2007 – 2008) Alfred Gusenbauer, President of Bulgaria (1997 – 2002) Petar Stoyanov, Director of the Atlantic Council's Dinu Patriciu Eurasia Center Ambassador John E. Herbst, Founding Chairman of the Atlantic Council’s Global Energy Center Ambassador Dick Morningstar, and many others.

The third Forum on Energy Security for the Future took place in Monte Carlo. The guests have developed an informal name for this event, "The Friends of Ukraine Forum". Most of the speakers considered Ukrainian vector in terms of ensuring the energy independence of Europe.

This is an important event, and the level of guests demonstrates the subject's relevance, noted Prince Albert II of Monaco in his opening remarks. The Forum was also attended by the President of Latvia, Raimonds Vejonis; President of the Republic of Poland (1995-2005) Alexander Kwasniewski; former president of the European Commission and Italian Prime Minister Romano Prodi; as well as former president of the European Council and Prime Minister of the Czech Republic Mirek Topolanek. Among the speakers and participants of the current Forum in Monte Carlo are American senators, European deputies, and diplomats from 20 countries. All of them spoke about Ukraine and the ways to resist the challenges from Russian side together.

"Economic relations, energy and politics in Europe are undergoing the most significant changes in their history after the Second World War. Russia's policy is the most powerful destabilizing factor in Europe. We must find that unique single model of energy security, which would exclude any political or economic interference of the Russian Federation in the internal policy of European states. In Ukraine as well", - noted Alexander Kwasniewski. According to the President of Poland (1995-2005), the current and future construction of Europe is already impossible without Ukraine.

Mirek Topolanek and Romano Prodi offered an initiative to create an energy alliance which would develop a unified position on Ukraine and North Stream-2. But according to John Herbst, director of the Director of the Atlantic Council's Eurasia Center, the alliance is unlikely to be launched.

"Germany is now forced to follow its own internal political processes. But possible sanctions which companies may face from the United States and other countries, will be a deterrent to the implementation of this project", said Ambassador Herbst.

The issues of ecology were also raised at the Forum. In particular, the President of Latvia, Raymond Veyonis, stated that climate change is one of the greatest modern risks to geopolitical stability and security.

"In order to promote energy security and reduce the risks associated with it, Latvia and the Baltic States have promptly created opportunities for alternative energy supplies and competition in energy markets. Further measures to strengthen energy security will be connected with the usage of renewable energy sources, as well as domestic power supplies", the President of Latvia stated.

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