A meeting of the Polish-German Energy Entrepreneurs’ Group was held at the Polish Embassy in Berlin on March 27th. The event was dedicated to the exchange of experiences and know-how regarding the energy industry between Polish and German business.
The meeting was attended by Sigmar Gabriel – Deputy Chancellor and Minister of Economy and Energy.
President of Employers of Poland Andrzej Malinowski was appointed Honorary Chairman of the Group. Marek Woszczyk, Chairman of PGE and Stephan Kohler, former Chairman of DENA assumed the posts of Deputy Chairmen.
In his opening speech ambassador Jerzy Margański expressed satisfaction the cooperation within the framework established at the Polish-German Energy Summit on June 12th in Berlin is developing so well.
The working group was established by Employers of Poland and Deutsche Energie-Agentur (DENA) with the support of the Trade and Investment Promotion Section of the Polish Embassy in Berlin. It includes representatives of a.o.: PGE SA, PSE SA, PGNiG, Tauron, Grupa Azoty, Energa, Enea, 50Hz, Vattenfall, ENBW, STEAG, BASF, Enercon, Viessman.
The meeting was a part of a bilateral business dialog unique on a European scale an d was held at a particularly important time for the debate on energy. For this reason, issues of the Energy Union and Europe’s energy security were among the main topics. Participants attempted to define common interests and relevant differences of opinion. It was agreed that further economic integration of EU countries requires better coordination of national energy strategies.
The Group decided that the next Polish-German Energy Summit will take place in Warsaw this autumn.