From 27-28 September, Vice-President for Energy Union Maroš Šefčovič (photo) will be visiting Romania for the second Energy Union Tour. Vice-President will meet Romanian Prime Minister Mihai Tudose, Minister for Energy Toma Petcu and members of the Energy and Transport, Industry and Services and European Affairs Committees of the Romanian Parliament.
Their discussions will focus on Romania’s involvement in regional energy markets and regional cooperation as well as the progress it is making in meeting its 2020 climate and energy targets and in contributing to the goals of the Energy Union. The Vice-President will also deliver a keynote speech and participate in a round table debate at the Aspen Energy Summit, in addition to meeting with start-ups and researchers on social innovation for sustainable energy.
On 28 September, he will attend the Central and South Eastern Europe Gas Connectivity conference (CESEC) in Bucharest. Ahead of his visit, Vice-President Šefčovič said: “I congratulate Romania for having already met its 2020 renewables target and for making excellent progress towards its energy efficiency target and I look forward to discussing how the Clean Energy for All Europeans package can further help Romania pursue its energy transition. Let me also stress the need to continue with plans to reform its energy market, including the development of a forward-looking regulatory framework, in addition to improving interconnectivity with neighbouring countries”./IBNA