Vice-President for the Energy Union Maroš Šefčovič will be travelling to Prague today. During his visit he will meet with Czech Prime Minister Bohuslav Sobotka, Foreign Minister Lubomír Zaorálek and Minister of Industry and Commerce Jan Mládek. He will deliver a keynote at the European Energy Forum with energy stakeholders, representatives of the civil society and non-governmental organisations in the energy sector. The visit to Prague will be the first of a series of “Dialogues” on the Energy Union that the Vice-President will hold in Member States. Ahead of the visit, Vice-President Sefčovič said: “The Energy Union integrates various EU policies including energy, transport, industry, research and innovation, regional policy and other policies. The Commission will cooperate with stakeholders on the implementation of the 15 actions to achieve more sustainable, secure, competitive and affordable energy for both – Czech citizens and companies”. On 25 February, the Commission outlined its “Framework Strategy for a Resilient Energy Union with a Forward-Looking Climate Change Policy” delivering on this top priority set out in President Juncker’s political guidelines. The Strategy underlines that the governance process of the Energy Union should involve an energy dialogue with stakeholders to inform policy-making and support active engagement in managing the energy transition.
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