Headlines October 2011
Vice-President Maroš Šefčovič today delivered the closing speech (see video) at a high-level conference in Brussels on the EU's next multiannual financial framework. The conference, organised by the European Commission, the Polish Presidency, and the European Parliament, aimed to explore how the Commission's proposals resonate with other EU institutions and with the Member States. It also promoted a common reflection on the type of added value which the EU can provide and the way in which the Union's policies should be funded in the future. Other speakers included Polish Prime Minister Donald Tusk, and former Belgian Prime Minister and now MEP Guy Verhofstadt.
Vice-President Maroš Šefčovič attended the 6th edition of the European Commission´s Security Symposium which took place in Brussels on 20th of October 2011. Reflecting the title of the Symposium " Security - Old and New Challenges", the Vice-President pointed out a dynamic nature of the security challenges we currently face.
Conference ENA-EPSO sur la réforme des concours (approche comparée - l'Union européenne et la France)
In the first ever seminar on recruitment co-organised by the European Commission and France's top Ecole Nationale d'Administration (ENA), Vice-President Maroš Šefčovič outlined the latest trends in EU staff selection methods.
Today´s vote by the Slovak Parliament on the EFSF has sent a strong signal to partners in the EU that Slovakia takes its membership of the European Union and euro area very seriously, with a great sense of responsibility, and fully respects all its commitments. The preservation of financial stability in the euro area is in the interest of all citizens of euro countries, including the Slovak people.
This important decision is a clear response to all the criticisms made against Slovakia recently. In the coming days, the European Union will have to approve a series of important decisions in order to sort out the current currency crisis.
I hope Slovakia will continue in this vein, and confirm its image as a fair and credible European partner.
The ratification of the enhanced EFSF is the best signal Slovakia can send to its partners in the EU and the eurozone this week, Vice-President of the European Commission responsible for Inter-Institutional Relations and Administration, Maroš Šefčovič, said for SITA news agency. Some media have recently disseminated the information that the rescue mechanism could function even without Slovakia’s nod, which Sefcovic denied.
Brusel 12. októbra (TASR) – Podpredseda Európskej komisie Maroš Šefčovič na dnešnom dopoludňajšom kolégiu objasňoval aktuálnu situáciu na Slovensku. Dnešná intenzívna komunikácia so slovenskými politikmi podľa neho čiastočne upokojila napätie, ktoré vzniklo v utorok večer po hlasovaní v Národnej rade SR.
The VP has intervened in COSAC (Conference of Parliamentary Committees for Union Affairs of Parliaments of the European Union) meeting this morning, on the assessment of relations between the Commission and National Parliaments almost two years since the Lisbon Treaty entered into force.