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1st meeting of the Bratislava-Prague forum, November 2007, Bratislava

The European Nuclear Energy Forum started on 26 and 27 November 2007 in Bratislava. A structured and open debate, without taboo, was organised among high level representatives from the nuclear industry, power companies, energy intensive consumers, finance and civil society, as well as other key decision makers and organizations at national and EU level. Three working groups were set up to further discuss "Opportunities", "Risks" and "Transparency issues".

Programme & presentations of the 1st meeting, 26 & 27 November 2007

** Click the names of the participants to open their presentation **

Monday, 26 November 2007

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I. INAUGURAL SESSION

 

 

Mirek Topolánek, Prime Minister of the Czech Republic,

Andris Piebalgs, European Commissionner for Energy,

Robert Fico, Prime Minister of the Slovak Republic

 

Opening statements by

Mr Robert FICO, Prime Minister of the Slovak Republic

 

Mr Mirek Topolánek, Prime Minister of the Czech Republic

Welcome message by Mr José Manuel BARROSO pdf - 15 KB [15 KB] ,

President of the European Commission conveyed by

Mr Andris PIEBALGSAll available translations.,

Member of the European Commission in charge of energy

Members of the European Parliament

- Mrs Romana JORDAN CIZELJ who also conveyed the message of Mr Giles CHICHESTER

- Mrs Edit HERCZOG

- Mrs Rebecca HARMS

- Mr Vladimir REMEK

Mr János TÓTH pdf - 13 KB [13 KB] All available translations., President of the Energy Section of the European Economic and Social Committee

In the presence of

Mr Ján KUBIŠ, Slovak Minister of Foreign Affairs

Mr Lubomír JAHNÁTEK, Slovak Minister of Economy

Mr Martin RIMAN, Czech Minister for Industry and Trade

Mr Dominique RISTORI, Deputy Director-General, European Commission, who introduced the speakers

  

II. GENERAL SESSION

Introduction

Mr Dominique RISTORI, Deputy Director General, European Commission

Presentation on the new Olkiluoto nuclear plant

Mr Pertti SIMOLA pdf - 54 KB [54 KB] All available translations.,

CEO of TVO

"The construction of the first EPR in Europe: democratic decision-making process, financing, industrial environment and perspectives"

Participants' vision on nuclear energy development in the EU

 

- Public authorities

Mr Lubomír JAHNÁTEK, Slovak Minister of Economy

Mr Martin RIMAN, Czech Minister for Industry and Trade

Members of the European Parliament:

Mrs Romana JORDAN CIZELJ

Mr Jan HUDACKY pdf - 42 KB [42 KB] All available translations.

Mr Miloslav RANSDORF

Mr Vladimir URUTCHEV pdf - 40 KB [40 KB] All available translations.

Mrs Annalisa GIANNELLA, Personal Representative of HR Solana

Mr Andreas SCHUSEIL, Director General for energy, Germany

Mrs Marie-Pierre FAUCONNIER, Director General for energy, Belgium

Mrs Sophie GALEY-LERUSTE, Director for energy, France

 - Nuclear industry and electricity companies

Mr Fulvio CONTI, CEO of ENEL

Mr Jean-Pol PONCELET pdf - 241 KB [241 KB] All available translations., Advisor to the CEO of AREVA

Mr Walter HOHLEFELDER, Member of the board, EON

Mr Bruno LESCOEUR pdf - 431 KB [431 KB] All available translations., Member of the executive board, EDF

Mr Martin ROMAN, CEO of CEZ

Mr Roberto ADINOLFI, CEO of ANSALDO

Mr Lars JACOBSSON pdf - 2 MB [2 MB] All available translations., Vice-President EURELECTRIC

 - Industry and energy intensive consumers

Mr Philippe ROSIER pdf - 103 KB [103 KB] All available translations., Chairman for energy of BusinessEurope

Mr Hans GRUENFELD, President of IFIEC

 - Technology

Mr Philippe PRADEL, Chairman SNETP

 - Civil society

Mr Jan HAVERKAMP, Greenpeace

 - Keynote Dinner speech

Mr Helmut ENGELBRECHT, CEO of URENCO

                      

 Tuesday, 27 November 2007

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The panel disscussions were introduced and chaired by Mr Dominique RISTORI, Deputy Director General, European Commission

III. THEME 1: THE OPPORTUNITIES OF NUCLEAR ENERGY

 

How can the opportunities of nuclear energy be better exploited in the EU?

Panel discussion with:

Mr Peter ZIGA pdf - 53 KB [53 KB] All available translations., Slovak State Secretary of Economy

Mrs Romana JORDAN CIZELJ, MEP

Mr Jean-Pol PONCELET, Advisor to the CEO, AREVA

Mr Bruno LESCOEUR, Member of the Board, EDF

Mr Paulo RUZZINI, General Director S.E.

Mr Hans GRUENFELD, President of IFIEC

Mr Christopher HURST pdf - 234 KB [234 KB] All available translations., Director EIB

Mr Philippe PRADEL pdf - 322 KB [322 KB] All available translations., Chairman SNETP

Mr Jan HAVERKAMP pdf - 272 KB [272 KB] All available translations., Greenpeace

IV. THEME 2: THE RISKS OF NUCLEAR ENERGY

 

How can nuclear safety, security and waste management be further improved within the EU?

Panel discussion with:

Mr Tomáš HÜNER, Czech Deputy Minister for Industry

Mr Karol JANKO, Slovak Nuclear Regulator

Mrs Rebecca HARMS, MEP

Mr Eduardo GONZALEZ GOMEZ, President FORATOM

Mr Gerd JÄGER pdf - 17 KB [17 KB] All available translations., Member of the BOARD, RWE

Mr Jean-Pierre LE ROUX pdf - 277 KB [277 KB] All available translations., Deputy General Administrator, CEA

Mr Roland SCHENKEL pdf - 747 KB [747 KB] All available translations., Director General JRC

Mr Vince NOVAK, Director EBRD

Mrs Patricia LORENZ pdf - 14 KB [14 KB] All available translations., Friends of the Earth

V. THEME 3: INFORMATION AND TRANSPARENCY

 

How better inform the public in objective and factual terms about all aspects of nuclear?

Panel discussion with:

Mr Michael WEIGHTMAN pdf - 27 KB [27 KB] All available translations., UK Nuclear Chief Inspector

Mr Tibor MIKUS pdf - 148 KB [148 KB] All available translations., President Slovak Nuclear Forum

Mrs Edith HERCZOG pdf - 230 KB [230 KB] All available translations., MEP

Mrs Marie-Claude DUPUIS, CEO ANDRA

Mr Walter HOHLEFELDER, Member of the Board, E.ON

Mr Roland PALMQVIST pdf - 32 KB [32 KB] All available translations., President GMF

Mr Jean-Claude DELALONDE, President ANCLI - Presentation pdf - 34 KB [34 KB]

Mr Jean-Claude DELALONDE, President ANCLI - Speech pdf - 27 KB [27 KB]

Mr Xavier VERBOVEN pdf - 18 KB [18 KB] All available translations., European Economic and Social Committee

Mrs Ute BLOHM-HIEBER pdf - 1007 KB [1007 KB] All available translations.

Head of Unit, European Commission

Concluding remarks and the way forward

Conclusions of the Forum pdf - 73 KB [73 KB]

Mr Dominique RISTORI, Deputy Director General, European Commission

 

 

 

 

Dominique Ristori, Deputy Director-General,

Directorate-General for Energy and Transport

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