Contact

Address:

European Commission

Rue de la Loi / Wetstraat 200

1049 Brussels

Belgium

Press contact

Media enquiries should be directed to the European Commission press service.

Responsibilities

  • Leading the project team "Energy Union".
  • Establishing a European Energy Union by connecting infrastructures, enforcing legislation and increasing competition to help drive down costs for citizens and businesses and boost growth.
  • Working to prevent energy shortages, diversifying sources of energy imports and ensuring a united European voice in negotiations to improve our energy security.
  • Helping to mobilise additional investment in power grids, renewable energy installations and other energy infrastructure.
  • Improving energy efficiency, especially for buildings; with a binding target of 30% less energy use by 2030.
  • Coordinating the Commission's efforts to ensure the EU reaches its climate and energy targets for 2020 and 2030.
  • Co-Chair of the Global Covenant of Mayors for Climate and Energy.

Mission letter

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European Parliament hearings

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Team

Maroš Šefčovič's team supports him in his daily work.
Team page

Announcements

Calendar

Appointments and meetings

  • Mon 25 Sep
    Visit
    Tournai
    Belgium

    Energy Union Tour: attends a presentation about and visits the EU-funded project "Centre Terre et Pierre"

    Maroš Šefčovič
  • Mon 25 Sep
    Meeting
    Kortrijk
    Belgium

    Energy Union Tour: meets Mr Vincent Van Quickenborne, Mayor of Kortrijk; and attends a presentation of smart cities projects in the City of Kortrijk

    Maroš Šefčovič

Biography

Slovak nationality. Married with three children.

  • Commission Vice-President for Energy Union
    • 2014-present
  • Author of the book "Driving the EU forward – summary of 5 years' experience in the position of the Vice-President ".
    • 2014
  • Elected as a Member of the European Parliament
    • 2014
  • European Commissioner and Vice-President for Inter-Institutional Relations and Administration
    • 2010-2014
  • European Commissioner for Education, Training, Culture and Youth
    • 2009-2010
  • Slovak Permanent Representative to the EU
    • 2004-2009
  • Director-General of European Affairs Section at the Slovak Ministry of Foreign Affairs
    • 2003
  • Director-General of Bilateral Cooperation Section at the Slovak Ministry of Foreign Affairs
    • 2002
  • Awarded Chatam Sofer Medal for promotion of Slovak-Israeli relations
    • 2002
  • Ph.D. in international and European law, Comenius University in Bratislava
    • 2000
  • Ambassador, Slovak Embassy, Israel
    • 1999
  • Deputy Head of Mission, Slovak Mission to the EU in Brussels
    • 1998
  • Director, Slovak Foreign Minister's Office
    • 1998
  • Deputy Director, Slovak Foreign Minister's Office
    • 1997
  • Deputy Director for the EU and NATO countries, Slovak Ministry of Foreign Affairs
    • 1996
  • Deputy Chief of Mission, Czech and Slovak Embassy, Canada
    • 1992
  • Third Secretary and Consul, Czech and Slovak Embassy, Zimbabwe
    • 1991-1992
  • Advisor to the first Deputy Foreign Minister, Czech and Slovak Ministry of Foreign Affairs
    • 1990
  • Doctor of Law (JUDr.), Comenius University in Bratislava
    • 1990