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Maroš Šefčovič

EXECUTIVE VICE-PRESIDENT (2023-2024)

Maroš Šefčovič
European Green Deal, Interinstitutional Relations and Foresight

Email: cab-sefcovic-contactatec [dot] europa [dot] eu (cab-sefcovic-contact[at]ec[dot]europa[dot]eu)

Adress: Rue de la Loi / Wetstraat 200, 1049 Brussels, Belgium

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Responsibilities

  • Leading the Commission’s work on the European Green Deal and its aim to become the first climate-neutral continent by 2050.
  • Ensure consistent implementation of the agreed 2030 emission reduction target and a coordinated preparation of the 2040 target.  
  • Intensifying the dialogue with industry and key stakeholders like forest owners and farmers on the European Green Deal.
  • Lead the work to strengthen clean industrial innovation and competitiveness.
  • Coordinating the speeding up of the energy transition, including by upgrading our grids and infrastructure.
  •  Coordinating the work to increase access to Critical Raw Materials and on strengthening the circular economy.
  • Accelerating, together with the Commissioner for Cohesion and Reforms, the deployment of the Just Transition Fund.
  • Protecting our biodiversity by ensuring biodiversity priorities are mainstreamed across all policy areas, notably trade, industry, agriculture and maritime affairs. Ensuring the implementation of the Biodiversity Strategy for 2030.
  • Coordinating the ongoing work on our zero-­pollution and resource efficiency ambition
  • Coordinating the work on reducing the carbon footprint of our transport sector, notably of heavy duty vehicles, and ensuring the blue economy contributes to decarbonisation.
  • Leading on inter-institutional relations, better policymaking and strategic foresight.
  • Ensuring the Framework Agreement between the Commission and Parliament is respected.
  • Implementing the Inter-institutional Agreement on Better Lawmaking.
  • Coordinating work on better regulation, ensuring Commission proposals respect subsidiarity and proportionality, and developing the 'One in, One out' principle to reduce red tape. 
  • Reducing unnecessary administrative and reporting obligations by 25%.
  • Steering work to develop the annual Commission Work Programme.
  • Leading inter-institutional discussions on annual and multi-annual planning.
  • Producing the yearly Foresight Report to improve priority-setting, underpinned by forward-looking actions in policymaking.  
  • Coordinating the Commission’s work on the European Battery Alliance.
  • Contributing to the Conference on the Future of Europe.
  • Coordinating the Commission's work on parliamentary resolutions requesting legislative proposals.
  • Overall responsibility for relations with national parliaments, advisory bodies and the European Ombudsman.
  • Chairing the REFIT/'Fit for the Future' Platform of Member States and other stakeholders to look at improving existing EU legislation.
  • Representing the Commission at the EU General Affairs Council and in discussions on cross-cutting issues in the European Parliament. 
  • Co-chair and represent the European Union in the Partnership Council, established by the EU-UK Trade and Cooperation Agreement
  • Relations with Andorra, Iceland, Monaco, Norway, Liechtenstein, San Marino and Switzerland

Mission letter

26 AUGUST 2023
President von der Leyen's mission letter to Maroš Šefčovič

 

European Parliament hearings

1 DECEMBER 2019
Maroš Šefčovič's answers to the European Parliament questionnaire

 

Team

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

My team

Media Gallery

Calendar

Maroš Šefčovič participates in the conference to mark 30 years of the European Economic Area entitled ‘A unique partnership fit for the future’
Maroš Šefčovič participates in the European Economic Area Council

Transparency

As part of the Commission’s commitment to transparency, Commissioners and their members of Cabinet publish information on meetings held with organisations or self-employed individuals.

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

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

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.

Biography

  1. 2023 - present
    European Commission Executive Vice-President for European Green Deal, Interinstitutional Relations and Foresight
  2. 2019 - 2023
    European Commission Vice-President for Inter-institutional Relations and Foresight
  3. 2014-2019
    European Commission Vice-President for the Energy Union and EU Space Policy
  4. 2010-2014
    European Commission Vice-President for Inter-Institutional Relations and Administration
  5. 2009-2010
    European Commissioner for Education, Training, Culture and Youth
  6. 2004-2009
    Permanent Representative of Slovakia to the EU
  7. 1999 - 2002
    Ambassador of Slovakia to Israel
  8. 1992 - 1995
    Deputy Head, Czech and Slovak Federal Embassy to Canada
  9. 1991-1992
    Consul, Czech and Slovak Federal Embassy, Zimbabwe
7 NOVEMBER 2023
Maroš Šefčovič's biography

 

Declaration of interests

21 FEBRUARY 2024
Declaration of interests - Maroš Šefčovič