08 Feb 2023 19:07

Prime Minister De Croo will welcome Chancellor Scholz for a Belgian-German Energy Summit on Tuesday 14/2 (Zeebrugge)

Prime Minister Alexander De Croo will host German Chancellor Olaf Scholz in Zeebrugge on Tuesday 14 February for a Belgian-German Energy Summit. 

Minister of Energy Tinne Van der Straeten and Patrick Graichen, State Secretary for Economic Affairs and Climate Action will also attend the talks.

The aim is to strengthen energy cooperation so that Belgium and Germany can strengthen their energy independence. Strengthened energy cooperation between Belgium and Germany is important for the future of the industrial sectors in both countries and to smoothly transition to a climate-neutral economy.

The Belgian and German delegations will discuss, among other things, efforts in electrification, LNG, hydrogen and carbon capture.

Practical information

Registration and accreditation

You have to apply via a registration form at https://accreditation.belgium.be/en/belgian-german-energy-summit. Deadline for registration is Friday 10 February at 12.00 (noon). Your accreditation is only final after confirmation.

Timing for the press (indicative)

  •  9.40am.: Press sign-in (ABC building)
  • 10.10am: Background briefings Elia, Fluxys and Port of Antwerp-Bruges
  • 12.30pm: Press point with Prime Minister and Chancellor Scholz


ABC building, Rederskaai 60, 8380 Zeebrugge