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Day 1
21 Jun 2022

Keynote Opening Address

H.E. Kiril Petkov, Prime Minister of The Republic of Bulgaria

The world – Post war in Ukraine: Mapping the new global & regional security order

NATO, Russia-Ukraine conflict – ways ahead, EU security

The power of accession: EU Enlargement as a geostrategic imperative after Ukraine?

Western Balkans, Turkey, Post-Soviet space, Infrastructure

Inflation, currency board and eurozone candidacy: the 2022 context

Inflation in a currency board; economic and political challenges; Eurozone candidacy in turbulent times
12:00 - 12:20

Coffee Break

Beyond volatility: Geopolitical tensions and Energy transition

Balancing new industrialization with circular, green and digital economy Gas and pipelines – FSRU – storage facilities RES and hydrogen

Digital Transformation: Taking Government to the next level

Bulgaria’s digital transition plan, ways to enhance performance on digital skills, digitisation of businesses and of public services, boosting development of Bulgaria’s digital economy

Strategic Infrastructural Projects

Mobility – connectivity, rail and road connections, automotive cluster

Light Lunch

The jobs market in Bulgaria: balancing efficiency and inclusivity

Labor market:  A joint action by State and private sector.

Developments in FDI & Regional Economic Clusters

Foreign Direct Investments as a catalyst for macro- and micro-economic growth in the Western Balkans, Changes in the landscape of FDI in the region, policies to boost international flows.

Official Dinner*

Guest of Honor & Speaker H.E. Rumen Radev, President of the Republic of Bulgaria   *(by invitation only)