During the Berlin Energy Transition Dialogue 2018, Energy Charter Secretary-General Dr Urban Rusnák met with H.E. Anton Anton, Romanian Minister of Energy to discuss priorities of the Romanian Chairmanship of the Energy Charter Conference in 2018. The Secretary-General briefed on preparations for the International Energy Forum on the 6-7 June and for the 29th Energy Charter Conference which will be held on 27-28 November 2018. Dr Rusnák encouraged Romania’s input for the ongoing modernisation process and assured Minister Anton that the Energy Charter Secretariat is ready and willing to further assist in all activities related to the success of the upcoming events in 2018.
On the same day, a Romanian Delegation travelled to the Secretariat on 17 April to discuss progress regarding the current Chairmanship of the Conference. Romania is in the process of finalising its energy priorities into the 2018 planning. The topics discussed included the final preparations for the International Energy Charter Forum based on the theme; Energy efficiency: A priority in combating energy poverty and providing access to affordable energy services for all. Energy efficiency and tackling energy poverty has become the priority for Romania’s Chairmanship and will also be the focus in November when Bucharest hosts the 29th Energy Charter Conference.