In 2016, crude oil prices will rise, on average, to about $63 per barrel and in 2020 to about $80 per barrel. Prior to 2035 the growth in demand for primary energy in the world is expected to average 1.3% per year and will be from 90 till 115 million barrels per day. This data, as well as trends in the global energy industry will be presented in the 2015 National Energy Report of the KAZENERGY Association. The report will be presented at the X KAZENERGY Eurasian Forum, 29 September – 1 October in Astana.
The National Energy report includes the most recent information on the oil and gas sector: projections for economic growth, the role of energy in the country’s economy in the coming years, the analysis of the structure of government and state regulation, the analysis of energy consumption in the world, forecasts of production volumes in the country, investment attractiveness and etc. According to the data,International investment climate in the hydrocarbons sector has high competition, especial in regards to oil. Experts predict a rise in oil production by non-OPEC projects within the scalable production of unconventional methods, ending the 10-year-old “super cycle” of pricing commodities, slowing demand growth in China, as well as disinvestment by international oil companies and independent players. Therefore, it is possible to see where it leads at the X KAZENEGRY Eurasian Forum.
The focus of the three-day deliberations of the Xth KAZENERGY Eurasian Forum will be all at significant events of contemporary energy and political agenda, transforming the oil, gas, and energy markets. Also to be considered will be the integration processes, formation of long-term trade, economic and energy partnerships, ensuring global energy security, especially in the European and Asian regions.
It is important to note that the experts in the industry will visit the site again , including the heads of state agencies, top managers of national and international energy companies, and leading industry experts: Prime Minister of Kazakhstan Karim Massimov, former Prime Minister of France(2007-2012), François Fillon, the special representative of the UN Secretary General and CEO of the Initiative on Sustainable Energy for All (SE4All) Dr. Kandeh K. Yumkella, Director General of the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA), Adnan Z. Amin, President of the World Petroleum Council, JosephToth, Secretary General of the International Gas Union (IGU) Paul Rasmussen and others.
The program of the Forum provides for joint activities with experts from the International Energy Agency (IEA), the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA), the Energy Charter Secretariat, the World Petroleum Council (WPC), the Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE), and other organizations.
The Forum plans to conduct an oil and gas conference on the establishment of the Silk Road Economic Belt: “Energy Security in the Eurasian Region: A New Mechanism for Cooperation.” The conference is to be held about the proposal of the Chinese Academy of Engineering, and is associated with the initiative to create the economic zone of the Silk Road, launched during the meeting of the heads of state of the Republic of Kazakhstan and China in September 2013.
More information about the Forum’s program can be found here: http://kazenergyforum.com/.
Apostolos Tzitzikostas, EPP candidate, elected as new President of the European Committee of Regions: “Together, we must make our Committee the bridge between Europe and its citizens”
Governor of the Region of Central Macedonia and EPP CoR member, Apostolos Tzitzikostas, was elected as new President of the European Committee of Regions.
“Together, we must make our Committee the bridge between Europe and its citizens”, transmitted the new CoR president in his speech.
— European Committee of the Regions (@EU_CoR) February 12, 2020
Apostolos Tzitzikostas wants a change of the European Committee of the Regions and presented to the new colleagues a plan based on three pillars: Modernizing the administration, a focused dialogue between citizens and the European Union and establishing an agenda in order to ”make this Committee the point of reference in the European Union.”
The February 2020 plenary session represents the inaugural session for the European Committee of the Regions’ seventh’ term of office.
The European Committee of the Regions is the EU’s assembly of regional and local representatives. Since 1994 its mission has been to represent and promote the interests of local and regional authorities in relation to the European decision-making process. From its Brussels headquarters, the European Committee of the Regions has thus helped to ensure ever closer union of the European nations and territories with decisions being taken at the closest possible level to ordinary Europeans, in line with the subsidiarity principle.
The New Mandate
CoR members and alternates are appointed for 5 years, which is the length of a CoR mandate. The next mandate starts on 26 January 2020 and will last until 25 January 2025. At the beginning of a new mandate, all CoR members have to be appointed, and all organs, including the Bureau, the commissions, the working groups, and the interregional groups have to be re-established. A new President, a new First vice-President and a new Bureau are elected by the members meeting in the first plenary session.
Head of Romanian EPP MEPs responds to S&D Group leader: Treat Romania differently. You cannot compare PSD’s attacks against the rule of law with EPP Government measures
The actions undertaken against the rule of law by the former Social-Democrat governments in Romania cannot be compared with recent measures announced by the centre-right government, member of EPP family, says MEP Rareș Bogdan, head of the Romanian delegation within the EPP Group in the European Parliament.
In an exclusive statement for CaleaEuropeană.ro, Bogdan responded to critics drawn by Iratxe Garcia, leader of the Socialists and Democrats in the European Parliament. In a Twitter post earlier on Monday, Garcia said EPP Romanian government should take note of Venice Commission, which prohibits changing the electoral law one year ahead of the elections.
The Spaniard MEP advised the Romanian Government against going the ”same path as Poland and Hungary” in ”undermining the rule of law”.
In his reaction, Rareș Bogdan mentioned that we would ask for a discussion with ”Mrs. Garcia to clarify that her statement was made without knowing the reality in Romania and the steps taken by the Orban government”.
“I think there is no bad will, but a simply less unfortunate information about the situation in Romania”, he replied.
”There is no term of comparison” between PSD and PNL, said Bogdan, ”although both parties are from Romania”.
”You cannot compare the continuous attack of PSD against Romania’s strategic partnerships with the EU and the US, against the rule of law (…) with the natural, logical and normal proposal of PNL, using constitutional tools, to introduce a two rounds vote for the local elections in June 2020. The purpose of our proposal is to enhance the representativeness and legitimacy of the elected local politician. By introducing a two rounds election we do not reduce, in any case, electoral rights”, explained the head of the Romanian delegation in the EPP Group.
Moreover, Rareș Bogdan asked that the situation in Romania to be treated ”differently”, considering Garcia’s comparison with the situations in Poland and Hungary.
“My request is that our colleagues in the European Parliament treat Romania as a different situation. Also, pay close attention to the statements of the leaders in Bucharest, led by President Klaus Iohannis and the right-wing Prime Minister Ludovic Orban, who have no connection with the statements made by Romanian officials at the head of the Government or Parliament in the period 2017-2019”, said Bogdan.
Take part in the #EUCanBeatCancer campaign. EPP group urge the Member States to join forces and fight cancer together
EPP Group, the largest political family in the European Parliament, is launching a cancer awareness campaign, the disease that causes one of four deaths in Europe.
Through #EUCanBeatCancer campaign, the EPP group calls for better cooperation between research centers in Europe, more money for cancer research, but also fair and accessible care across Europe for citizens.
How can you get involved in the #EUCanBeatCancer campaign
You can join the 1537 citizens already registered in the campaign through 4 simple steps:
- You subscribe using the email address HERE
- Follow the #EUCanBeatCancer campaign on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter
- Use the Twibbon in the profile picture
- Draw the Twibbon symbol and post it in order to show support
Everyone has their own story about cancer, even European politicians or leaders:
According to the World Health Organization, one third of cancers are preventable and half of the deaths could be prevented.
Breast cancer is the second most common form of cancer in Romania and in many cases the disease is detected when it is already in an advanced stage.
According to the private health network, Regina Maria, in Romania, 80% of breast cancers are diagnosed in the advanced phase, a stage in which the treatment can not bring healing, but only prolong the survival.
Romania had the lowest rates (0.2% of women aged 50-69 – 2015) in breast cancer screening.
Our multimedia platform – Calea Europeana – has joined the #EUCanBeatCancer campaign. During the campaign informative articles will be published and we will keep you updated with the measures taken at European level to beat cancer.
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