Maroš Šefčovič

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Maroš Šefčovič
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Vice-President of the European Commission for Energy Union
Assumed office
1 November 2014
President Jean-Claude Juncker
Preceded by Günther Oettinger (Energy)
European Commissioner for Health and Consumer Policy
Acting
In office
16 October 2012 – 28 November 2012
President José Manuel Barroso
Preceded by John Dalli
Succeeded by Tonio Borg
European Commissioner for Interinstitutional Relations and Administration
In office
9 February 2010 – 1 November 2014
President José Manuel Barroso
Preceded by Margot Wallström (Institutional Relations and Communication Strategy)
Siim Kallas (Administrative Affairs, Audit and Anti-Fraud)
Succeeded by Frans Timmermans (Better Regulation, Interinstitutional Relations, Rule of Law and Charter of Fundamental Rights)
European Commissioner for Education, Training, Culture and Youth
In office
1 October 2009 – 9 February 2010
President José Manuel Barroso
Preceded by Ján Figeľ
Succeeded by Androulla Vassiliou (Education, Culture, Multilingualism and Youth)
Personal details
Born (1966-07-24) 24 July 1966 (age 51)
Bratislava, Czechoslovakia
(now Slovakia)
Political party Direction-Social Democracy
Spouse(s) Ingrid Šefčovič
Children 3
Alma mater University of Economics
Moscow State Institute of International Relations
Comenius University, Bratislava

Maroš Šefčovič (Slovak pronunciation: [ˈmaroʃ ˈʃeftʃoʋitʃ]; born 24 July 1966) is a Slovak diplomat and a Vice-President of the European Commission, in charge of Energy Union. He was European Commissioner for Education, Training, Culture & Youth from 2009 to 2010. In 2010, he was promoted to Vice President of the Commission, a role he served until 2014. His area of responsibility includes the administration of the Commission, including management of some of the Commission's Internal Services; in particular consolidation of administrative reform, personnel and administration, European Schools and security. Since 2014 he serves as Vice President of the Commission for the Energy Union, he was previously slated to become the Commissioner for Transport. He is married and has three children.[1]

Diplomatic career[edit]

Šefčovič is a former Slovak diplomat, who has served in Zimbabwe, Canada and ambassador to Israel. From 2004–2009 he was the Slovak Permanent Representative to the European Union. [1]

Member of the European Commission[edit]

European Commissioner for Education, Training, Culture and Youth, 2009–2010[edit]

Šefčovič replaced Ján Figeľ as European Commissioner for Education, Training, Culture and Youth on 1 October 2009. José Manuel Barroso was Acting Commissioner in his stead, from 19 April 2014 to 25 May 2014 while he was on electoral campaign leave for the 2014 elections to the European Parliament.[2] He ultimately decided not to take up his seat.

Vice-President of the European Commission for Interinstitutional Relations and Administration, 2010–2014[edit]

Responsibilities included the administration of the Commission, including management of some of the Commission's Internal Services; in particular consolidation of administrative reform, personnel and administration, European Schools and security.[3]

Vice-President of the European Commission, 2014–present[edit]

Šefčovič was appointed Vice-President of the European Commission for Energy Union in 2014.[4]

In July 2015, he brokered an agreement between fifteen countries from central, eastern and southeast Europe to speed up the building of gas links, improve security of supply, reduce their reliance on Russia and develop a fully integrated energy market.[5]

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Political offices
Preceded by
Ján Figeľ
Slovak European Commissioner
2009–present
Incumbent
European Commissioner for Education, Training, Culture and Youth
2009–2010
Succeeded by
Androulla Vassiliou
as European Commissioner for Education, Culture, Multilingualism and Youth
Preceded by
Margot Wallström
as European Commissioner for Institutional Relations and Communication Strategy
European Commissioner for Interinstitutional Relations and Administration
2010–2014
Succeeded by
Frans Timmermans
as European Commissioner for Better Regulation, Interinstitutional Relations, Rule of Law and Charter of Fundamental Rights
Preceded by
Siim Kallas
as European Commissioner for Administrative Affairs, Audit and Anti-Fraud
Preceded by
John Dalli
European Commissioner for Health and Consumer Policy
Acting

2012
Succeeded by
Tonio Borg
Preceded by
Günther Oettinger
as European Commissioner for Energy
European Commissioner for Energy Union
2014–present
Incumbent