Keynote: Economic, financial and social crisis – Is Europe capable of acting?
Ambassador-at-Large for Energy Security of the Czech Republic, Prague
|Ambassador-at-Large for Energy Security, Czech Republic. Directly reporting to the Foreign Minister, with responsibility for oil and gas supplies to the country. During the gas dispute between Russia and Ukraine in January 2009, when the Czech Republic held EU Presidency, he was involved in all negotiations with Russian, Ukrainian, and EU leadership - from Putin and Sechin to Tymoshenko and Yushchenko to Barroso and Piebalgs|