Under the Patronage of H.E. the President of the Hellenic Republic Ms. Katerina Sakellaropoulou

Delphi Economic Forum IX

April 10-13, 2024

Loránt Antal

Loránt Antal

Loránt Antal

Chairman of the Committee on Energy, Energy Infrastructure and Natural Resources

Romanian Senate, Romania

Lóránt ANTAL is a Member of the Romanian Parliament. President of the Energy, Energy Infrastructures and Natural Resources Committee, member of the Economic Industry and Services Committee as well as a member of the Economic Committee of UDMR.
He is founder and director of several companies specialising in: renewable energy development, consulting and financing as well as management of regional development programs.
Following his studies at the Gheorghe Dima Academy of Music and Dimitire Cantemir Faculty of Economics, in the year of 2010 he got heavily involved in restoring the non-profit Youth Cooperation Council of Odorhei Province, called UIET. His continued achivements within the organisation have led him to become candidate of the European Parlament in 2014. Shortly after, he was elected as the new president of MIÉRT, the largest Hungarian Youth Council of Romania, up until 2017.
In 2018 he was elected senator of Harghita county, and reelected again in 2021.

Thursday 11

  • 09.40 - 10.30

    The Strategic Importance of the Black Sea in the Context of the War in Ukraine Security, Connectivity, Freedom of Navigation


    location_onArtemis Hall | European Cultural Centre of Delphi

    Programming Partner: New Strategy Center

    This panel will highlight the critical role of the Black Sea amid the ongoing conflict in Ukraine, emphasizing its strategic significance from the perspective of security, connectivity, and freedom of navigation. The speakers will analyse the security challenges imposed by the conflict, possible evolutions of the Russian aggression in Ukraine, considering the regional and global implications. Additionally, the discussion will explore the impact of connectivity projects on regional stability and economic development, particularly energy initiatives in the Black Sea offshore area and other projects linking the Caspian Sea and Black Sea. Attention will also be given to the importance of maintaining freedom of navigation in the Black Sea, crucial for global trade and food security. Assessing potential evolutions of the conflict in Ukraine and NATO deterrence and defense measures in the region, the panel will also expose the lessons from the maritime domain to offer policy recommendations for promoting security in the region.