The European Energy Union: Turning the Vision into Reality | GEF Event
 The European Energy Union: Turning the Vision into Reality
Location: Hyatt Regency Thessaloniki from 10:0 to 12:0

The Greek Energy Forum is hosting a prestigious closed event focused on the implementation of the European Energy Union vision, which currently corresponds to a high strategic priority for the EU.

The keynote speaker of this event will be the Vice President of the European Commission responsible for the Energy Union, Maros Sefcovic. This closed event will take place on the 17th of May at Hyatt Regency Hotel in Thessaloniki, Greece and will be mainly attracting representatives of the business, political and diplomatic world of Greece and the wider region.

The Greek Energy Forum has decided to take the initiative to invite Maros Sefcovic to Greece, in order to highlight in the best possible way the achieved progress around the implementation of the Energy Union via new infrastructure projects and international initiatives within and beyond EU borders. The strategic choice of the EU to promote the Energy Union, which entails the physical interconnection and regulatory coupling of individual national energy markets as well as the development of new “energy corridors” like TAP, will definitely upgrade the role of Greece in the region and will enable unique growth opportunities for its national economy.

Participation to this event is strictly by invitation only by the Greek Energy Forum. In the case of interest to attend, please contact the organisers via email at


The event will be live streamed. To access the live link please follow the following LINK.


Speaker Bio:

Maroš Šefčovič, Vice President for Energy Union, European Commission

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




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