Headlines September 2011
International conference on 'Secure energy supply' and discussion on EFSF with Slovak President Ivan Gašparovič
EC Vice-President Maroš Šefčovič took part in the SES 2011 'Secure energy supply' - international conference being held in Bratislava on 29.-30. September 2011 under the auspices of the Slovak President.
In his speech [69 KB] and presentation [2 MB] , the Vice-President underlined the strategic importance of the EU energy policy and introduced its future key objectives: security of supply, sustainability and competitiveness of the EU energy.
Today I will support European schools in the Parliament
Tonight in the plenary of the European Parliament, I will have the opportunity to comment on Mr Cavada's report on the European School system, and to underline how essential European schools are for the European Institutions and their staff.
Vice-President of the European Commission Maroš Šefčovič attended the inauguration of the premises of CERT-EU (Computer Emergency Response Pre-Configuration Team for the EU Institutions). In the three months following the initial setting up of the team on 1 June 2011, the Commission has established a specialised infrastructure according to the needs of a standard CERT.
Vice-President Maroš Šefčovič participated in a working breakfast on the implementation of the Danube Strategy, organised by the Danube Forum and Danube Knowledge Cluster.
His key message was that the most important thing now is to focus on how to accelerate implementation of the EU Strategy for the Danube Region, and on implementation of concrete actions.
'Vice-President Maros Sefcovic teamed up with Mr Bruno De Lille, Secretary of State for Mobility in the Brussels-Capital Region, to open an exhibition on the future of transport. The event was part of European Mobility Week 2011, which aims to raise awareness among citizens of the advantages of walking, cycling and using public transport. It was also an opportunity for the VP to confirm the Commission's commitment to contribute to this objective through different actions and to mobilise its staff. On display were vehicles that run on a variety of renewable energy sources, including solar and wind power.'
On Thursday, 15 Sept., Vice-President Sefcovic met the President of the German Constitutional Court, Professor Voßkuhle, to share some of his experiences how the EU works in the new institutional set-up under the Treaty of Lisbon. Afterwards, he met the European Commission staff in Karlsruhe in the Institute for Transuranium Elements (ITU), a directorate of the Commission's Joint Research Centre.