EUSEW 2017 is over, but European Commission Vice-President for the Energy Union Maroš Šefčovič is still meeting stakeholders on his European tour for the Energy Union. Find out when he is visiting the final seven countries.
Vice-President Šefčovič has seven dates left on his 2017 Energy Union tour of European countries to advance practical steps towards the Energy Union. Visits are planned to Portugal (17-18 July), Estonia (20-21 September), Romania (26-28 September), France (5-6 October), Finland (12-13 November), Ireland (23-24 November) and the Czech Republic (7-8 December). He will listen to concerns, learn about successful policies and projects and hear fresh ideas for the transition to a more sustainable energy system, from young people in particular.
So far, the tour has taken Vice-President Šefčovič to 10 European countries. Each visit focuses on issues specific to that country. During his most recent trip to Denmark (1-2 June), he discussed with politicians how to advance cross-border connectivity and took part in a Citizens’ dialogue on Denmark’s potential contribution to Europe’s energy goals. In May, he visited Poland (10-12 May) to speak at the 9th European Economic Congress in Katowice and explore with government and stakeholder representatives how to limit the social impact of restructuring the coal industry. In Lithuania, later in the same month (23-25 May), connectivity with European energy networks and energy security were high on the agenda of meetings with senior political figures.
More detailed reports on these and earlier visits are available here.
The European Commission’s Clean Energy for All Europeans legislative proposals – practical steps for implementing the Energy Union