After the European Parliament rejected the first appointed candidate to the position of the Commission Vice-President for Energy Union, Ms. Alenka Bratušek (Slovenia), a new candidate has been proposed, Mr. Maroš Šefčovič (Slovakia).
The European Parliament will be proceeding to the confirmation hearing of Mr. Šefčovič today (20 October) at 19.00 Brussels time. The hearing can be watched live here. The new Mission Letter to the Vice-President-Designate can be accessed here.
A quick look at his CV makes clear that he is an experienced EU politician and administrator. It will now be interesting to know more about his stances on EU energy policy and what a "resilient EU energy policy" (the new motto of the forthcoming Commission) should induce.
- Press release, "The Juncker Commission: Maroš Šefčovič proposed as Vice-President for Energy Union, Violeta Bulc as Transport Commissioner", IP/14/1163, 15.10.2014.