NIS at Energy Conference in Sofia

September 17, 2015

The NIS Company was among the participants. Bulgaria’s Energy Management Institute in association with that country’s Diplomatic Institute organised the event, NIS being one of the sponsors. Representatives of the Government of Bulgaria, European Commission, Energy Union, as well as the representatives of Russia, Iran, Turkey and Albania, looked at South-East Europe’s energy future. The event was opened by Bulgaria’s Prime Minister Bojko Borisov, and among others the conference attendees included: the vice-chairman of the European Commission Maroš Šefčovič, Bulgaria’s power generation minister Temenushka Petkova, that country’s foreign minister Danijel Mitov. Nikola Radovanović of the NIS EU Liaison Office pointed out that NIS activities facilitate the accomplishment of Energy Union goals set for the Balkan region. He made a conclusion that EU ought to be mindful of economy’s competitiveness as well as legislative predictability to enable short and long term investment planning. Together with the representatives of Bulgarian energy companies NIS was at the working breakfast with Maroš Šefčovič on 15th September. Topics that came under discussion included opportunities for businesses based in the countries applying for the membership of EU to gain access to funds intended to support infrastructure projects pertaining to power generation. As one of the first companies that established its representative office in Brussels, seeking to keep abreast of most recent trends in European legislature, NIS actively participates and initiates gatherings focusing on energy policy.