On 4 May, European Commission Vice-President for Energy Union Maroš Šefčovič will bring the second Energy Union Tour to Belgium.
Šefčovič will hold a ministerial meeting with the Belgian Federal and Regional Energy Ministers of Energy. Belgium’s long-term energy and climate vision will be at the heart of the discussion.
“Europe is forging ahead with the clean energy transition,” Šefčovič said ahead of the visit. “Whether it is with politicians, energy stakeholders or citizens, I look forward to discussing how it can be best driven in Belgium. The Energy Union is more than energy and climate alone. It is about accelerating the fundamental modernisation of Europe’s entire economy, making it low-carbon, energy and resource efficient, in a socially fair manner. In this context, I particularly welcome on-going efforts by Belgian leaders to join forces for a Belgian Energy Pact,” Šefčovič added.
The Commission Vice-President will also engage with Members of the different Parliaments, together with civil society stakeholders, in the Federal Parliament for a debate on the implementation of the EU’s 2030 energy and climate framework, the Energy Union governance, including the preparation of the Integrated National Energy and Climate Plans, and the Commission’s Clean Energy for All Europeans package from November 2016.
In Antwerp, Šefčovič will take part in the Citizens Dialogue “How the EU can finance cities to become smart cities?” and delivers a keynote address.