Programme of the Conference
"The Economic Aspects of the Energy Sector in CIS Countries"
Moscow, 27 June 2008

Delegation of the European Commission to Russia
Kadashevskaya nab., 14/1, Moscow

Link to the full ECFIN study
Link to brief presentation of the full ECFIN study

08:30-09:00 Registration

09:00-09:15 Opening of the Meeting – Welcome remarks

Paul Vandoren, Deputy Head of Delegation, European Commission Delegation to the Russian Federation
Andrey Nikolaevich Klepach, Deputy Minister, Ministry of Economic Development of the Russian Federation
Marek Dabrowski, CASE
Lúcio Vinhas de Souza, European Commission, Directorate General for Economic and Financial Affairs (ECFIN)

09:15-09:45 First Session: The Energy Sector and its Macroeconomic Importance in the CIS

- Presentation by Marek Dabrowski, CASE (10 mn)
- Discussion by Andrey Klepach, MED (10 mn)
- Open Discussion (10 mn)

09:45-11:15 Second Session: Key Macroeconomic Issues Related to CIS Energy Sectors

- Presentation by Wojciech Paczynski, CASE and Irina Tochitskaya, IPM (40 mn)
- Discussion by Alexey Vedev, BoM (20 mn)
- Open Discussion (30 mn)

11:15-11:30 Coffee Break

11:30-12:00        Third Session: CIS Role for the EU Energy Supply

- Presentation by Elena Rakova, IPM (15 mn)
- Discussion by Valeriy Gladkiy, AC Best (5 mn)
- Open Discussion (10 mn)

12:00-13:30 Lunch Break

13:30-14:30 Fourth Session: Preliminary Results of a CGE Model of the Energy Sector in Russia

- Presentation by Oleg Lugovoy, IET (20 mn)
- Discussion by Inna Gritsevich, IET (10 mn)
- Open Discussion (30 mn)

14:30-15:30 Fifth Session: Presentation of Draft World Bank Flagship “ECA Energy Study”

- Presentation by Helmut Schreiber, World Bank (20 mn)
- Discussion by Lúcio Vinhas de Souza (DG-ECFIN, EC) (10 mn)
- Open Discussion (30 mn)

15:30-15:45 Coffee Break

15:45-16:45 Sixth Session: Strategies and Policy Options for the Energy Sector Development in the CIS Region

- Presentation by Emmanuel Bergasse, CASE (20 mn)
- Discussion by Maria Belova, FIEF (10 mn)
- Open Discussion (30 mn)

16:45-17:00  Wrap-up of the Discussions and Closing of the Conference

- Wojciech Paczynski (CASE)
- Marek Dabrowski (CASE)
- Lúcio Vinhas de Souza (DG-ECFIN, European Commission)