Maroš Šefčovič. Photo by ec.europa.eu

Maroš Šefčovič, Vice-President of the European Commission and European Commissioner for the Energy Union, will attend the 9th European Economic Congress in Katowice in May. Currently, there are few such large socio-political and economic projects entailing potentially serious consequences as the Energy Union.

Maroš Šefčovič is a Slovakian diplomat who graduated from the University of Economy in Bratislava and the Moscow State Institute for Foreign Relations. He holds a degree as Doctor of Law and a PhD of European Law from the Comenius University, Faculty of Law, Bratislava. He also studied at Stanford University, USA. Since 1 November 2014, Maroš Šefčovič is the Vice President of the European Commission (EC) in charge of the Energy Union.

Only a couple of months after the beginning of his term of office, that is, as early as in February 2015, the present EC announced the Energy Union project, while stressing that the ‘forward-looking climate policy’ is to serve as its basis.

‘Today we begin the transition to a low-carbon and climate-friendly economy – to an Energy Union that puts citizens at its core and offers them cheaper, more secure and sustainable energy,’ said Maroš Šefčovič at the time.

We would like to draw your attention to the following sessions of the European Economic Congress:

• 10 May 2017 | 17.00-18.30
The energy industry in Europe - the most important questions

• 11 May 2017 | 9.30-11.00
The climate policy - continuations and corrections