Impact of Weak Institutions and Corruption on Energy Investment in South East Europe

Between 2020 and 2025 several more of the countries of South East Europe will, in all probability, become European Union member states. However, in the next 10 years, these very same countries plan to spend almost 30 € billion on energy projects which – with a life span of 40+ years – will in all likelihood lead them away from, and not towards, the EU 2020 and 2030 path to a totally decarbonized society in 2050.

The challenge is not just to develop a more sophisticated solution to these pressing energy problems in the region, but to develop the institutional standards that will help to attract the kind of investors which will be of long term benefit to the region.

As a part of this panel discussion, SEE Change Net Foundation, in cooperation with European Environmental Bureau, World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF), CEE Bankwatch and 14 CSOs from South East Europe which are all part of SEE SEP (South East Europe Sustainable Energy Policy) partnership, are going to explore and discuss investment in the energy sector, transparency and financing in South East Europe.

Journalists, prosecutors and CSO experts in the field of transparency and environment, as well as authentic voices from future EU member states CSOs will, for the first time, have a chance to discuss topics of investment issues and regional cooperation. More information about panel discussion and speakers is available in the attached agenda. For more information please contact Masha Durkalić, Communication Officer of SEE Change Net via email masha@seechangenet.org, or mobile 00387-63-999-827. 

Speakers

Leila Bičakčić
Leila Bičakčić
Leila Bičakčić is the executive director of Center for Investigative Journalism (CIN) in Sarajevo, BiH, the first independent media agency dedicated to investigative journalism in the region focusing on investigating corruption and organized crime.
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Neil Campbell
Neil Campbell
Neil Campbell is the head of EU policy development with the Open Society European Policy Institute. He is also responsible for advocacy work on EU enlargement towards Turkey and the Western Balkan countries.
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Irena Stević
Irena Stević
Irena Stević is a member of the editorial board of Insajder B92, documentary programme on corruption and crime airing in Serbia. She has been a journalist since 2003, and up until 2010 worked in the news desk of Radio B92.
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Mislav Bago
Mislav Bago
Mislav Bago is an awarded journalist, reporter and political commentator. He worked for Croatian Radio Television (HRT) for 15 years, and since 2009 he is a member of the editorial team of Croatian Nova TV news desk.
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Dirk Buschle
Dirk Buschle
Dirk Buschle is the deputy director of Energy Community Secretariat. He was legal secretary and head of president's cabinet at EFTA Court in Luxembourg, and has a background in legal practice and academia.
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Patricia Gannon
Patricia Gannon
Patricia Gannon is a senior partner of Karanović & Nikolić Law Firm. She worked at the European Commission, at the German law firm Haarman & Hemmelrath, and established Karanović & Nikolić in Serbia in 1995.
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Marko Prelec
Marko Prelec
Marko Prelec is the Executive Director of Balkans Policy Research Group. He is a renowned publicist and academic, who was previously Project Director at International Crisis Group, and also worked for the Prosecutor’s Office of BiH, as well as for ICTY.
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Dejan Milovac
Dejan Milovac
Dejan Milovac, Deputy Executive Director of MANS, is also Director of the MANS' Center for Investigations. Working in MANS since 2000, he is an expert in investigating high profile cases of corruption and organized crimes in Montenegro and the region.
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24/06/2014
From 9:00 to 10:45
Brussels, Bosnia and Herzegovina
Charlemagne, Jenkins
Conference
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