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Following the decision of Vice-President Maroš Šefčovič to be a candidate in the Presidential elections in Slovakia, as he informed President Jean-Claude Juncker on 18 January 2019, President Jean-Claude Juncker agreed on the same day to his withdrawal from the work of the Commission during the entire period of his implication in the campaign. He therefore granted him unpaid electoral leave from 1 February until 17 March 2019, and, as he participates in a second round of voting, from 18 March to 31 March 2019.

The portfolio of Vice-President Maroš Šefčovič on Energy Union has been transferred to Commissioner Miguel Arias Cañete during the entire period of his temporary withdrawal from the work of the Commission.



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  • 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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Maroš Šefčovič's team supports him in his daily work.
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Appointments and meetings


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In line with the Commission's Code of Conduct for Members of the Commission, each Commissioner publishes a Declaration of Interests.

A signed, authentic version is published at the bottom of this page.

A machine-readable version of all Declarations is also published. This is in line with the requirements of the Code of Conduct.

The Declarations of Interests follow the requirements set out in Article 3 and in Annex 1 of the new Code of Conduct for Commissioners [pdf].


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