"Having reliable suppliers is key to the EU's energy security. Solidarity and coordinated action between Member States are needed to ensure energy supply and combat high energy prices."
This was said by the executive director of Bulgartransgaz EAD Vladimir Malinov during the international conference "Eastern Mediterranean and Southeast Europe", which was held on October 25, 2022 in Belgium.
In his speech, he emphasized the role of natural gas, including liquefied natural gas from trusted partners, and the gas infrastructure, for the construction of a hydrogen economy and the successful achievement of the EU's climate goals. Thanks to the liquefied gas terminals, the developed gas transmission system and the potential for production and import of hydrogen, Bulgaria and Greece can become an energy portal for Central and Eastern Europe.
The event, which is organized by the Delphi Economic Forum, was attended by representatives of various sectors, institutions, government offices and other high-ranking persons.
The issues related to the economic, domestic and foreign policy challenges faced by the region of the Eastern Mediterranean and Southeast Europe were discussed.
Within the framework of the forum, Vladimir Malinov participated in a discussion on the topic "From green energy to security: "Promoting EU energy autonomy in a world where interdependence is used as a weapon", together with H.E. Badr Abdelati, Ambassador of Egypt to the EU, Mr. Mario Nava, Director General of DG Structural Reform Support at the EC, Mrs. Mary B. Warlick, deputy executive director of the International Energy Agency and Mrs. Maria Rita Gali, executive director of the Greek gas transmission operator DESFA S.A.