Maroš Šefčovič

Vice-President for Energy Union, European Commission,

Maroš Šefčovič is a Slovak diplomat and since 1 November 2014 Vice President of the European Commission in charge of the Energy Union. In this role he is responsible for 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.

In 2014 he was elected as the Member of the European Parliament and from 2010-2014 he was Vice President of the European Commission in charge of Inter-Institutional Relations and Administration. In 2009-2010, he was European Commissioner for Education, Training, Culture and Youth. From 2004-2009, he was the Permanent Representative of the Slovak Republic to the European Union.

As diplomat by profession he served between 1992 and 2004 in Zimbabwe and Canada and as Ambassador to Israel. He graduated from the University of Economics in Bratislava and the Moscow State Institute for Foreign Relations. He holds a degree as Doctor of Law and a PhD in European Law from the Comenius University, Faculty of Law, Bratislava. He also studied at Stanford University, USA.

Maroš Šefčovič recently published a book on his first mandate as Vice-President entitled "Driving the EU forward – straight talks with Maroš Šefčovič" (John Harper Publishing, London 2014).

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