About: Maroš Šef?ovi?

Energy 12-03-2015

Commission to regulate and incentivise building energy efficiency

The European Commission is on track to launch infringement procedures against member states which have not properly implement EU law about energy efficiency in buildings.
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Climate change 10-03-2015

Katainen: No efficiency ring-fence in Juncker investment plan

EU Commissioner responsible for jobs, growth, investment and competitiveness Jyrki Katainen said on Tuesday that the EU will not allocate specific funds from the Juncker plan to pay for renovation projects to boost the energy efficiency of buildings. Katainen added that it was up to the private sector to choose which projects get the cash.
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Energy 03-03-2015

Šef?ovi?: EU gas supply ‘secure’

Commissioner for Energy Union Maroš Šef?ovi? has said that he is 'reassured' that the supply of gas to the EU markets remains 'secure.' Šef?ovi? comments came after he held trilateral gas talks with Russia and Ukraine on Monday.
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Energy 26-02-2015

Will Energy Union give business to abusers of human rights?

Turkey, Algeria, Turkmenistan, Azerbaijan and “other potential suppliers in the Middle East and Africa” were named in yesterday’s (25 February) Commission communication on Energy Union. EURACTIV understands that Iran and Iraq is also part of the Commission’s long-term thinking, as it searches for alternative suppliers of gas to Russia.  
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Energy 25-02-2015

Šef?ovi? hopes to convince Orbán to disclose energy agreements

On Wednesday (February 25th) the European Commission launched its Strategy for a Resilient Energy Union. One of the key elements of the Energy Union is that member states’ energy deals with non-EU nations should be scrutinised on a mandatory basis by the European Commission before they are signed. Russia has always insisted that those deals are confidential.
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Energy 15-01-2015

Šef?ovi? ‘very surprised’ at Russia’s decision to cut EU gas supply via Ukraine

EU Energy Commissioner Maroš Šef?ovi? said he was 'very surprised' after Russia announced it would shift all its gas transit from Ukraine to Turkey, and that EU customers should buy this gas at the border with Greece.
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Energy 21-10-2014

Šef?ovi?: “The time for a European Energy Union has clearly come”

In a three-hour hearing at the European Parliament on Tuesday, Vice-President designate for Energy Union Maroš Šef?ovi? told MEPs that it is “Russia is increasingly using gas supply as an instrument of pressure and as a political weapon against Ukraine and this is totally unacceptable.”
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Future EU 12-04-2013

European Citizens’ Initiative Day 2013 press conference

The European Citizens’ Initiative is struggling to gain momentum a year after being launched, bogged down by technical and bureaucratic hurdles that have prevented a single petition from meeting all the requirements, civic activists say.
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Future EU 30-03-2012

Šef?ovi? on European Citizens Initiative launch

Maroš Šef?ovi? on Friday, March 30th in an EUX.TV interview about the upcoming launch of the European Citizens Initiative. Although launching on April 1st, he insisted that it is not an April Fool's Joke, and "the Commission is taking it very very very seriously".
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Future EU 29-03-2012

EU, from April 1, will allow citizens to propose laws

It is not an April Fool's joke. It is finally happening. After years of talks, the EU will launch on the 1st of April the European Citizens initiative. The programme will enable people to propose new laws. Citizens will need to collect one million signatures from at least 7 different member states.
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Future EU 26-01-2012

EU presents e-petition project

The European Commission is gearing up to launch an ambitious plan that seeks to make the European Union more democratic. From the 1st of April, any citizen of a member state of the EU can introduce an initiative to get his or her idea turned into EU law. To make that happen, they need one million signatures from at least seven countries. This European Citizens' Initiative enables citizens to participate more actively in Europe's democratic life. ?Brussels hopes the ECI will boost transparency and increases the quality of European democracy.
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