Start of the 2017 Energy Union tour: Vice-President Šefčovič visits Breda and Rotterdam

Tomorrow Friday, Vice-President for the Energy Union Maroš Šefčovič kicks-off the 2017 Energy Union tour with a visit to the Dutch cities of Breda and Rotterdam. Following Wednesday’s publication of the Second State of the Energy Union Report, the Commission now uses the new Energy Union Tour to drive the implementation of Energy Union objectives across Europe throughout 2017. “The new Energy Union tour is designed to raise the awareness of investors for the huge opportunities offered by the fundamental modernisation of Europe’s entire economy, making it low-carbon, energy and resource efficient. Both Breda and Rotterdam are positive examples for other cities across the whole continent“, said Vice-President Šefčovič ahead of the visit to the Netherlands. In Breda, Vice-President Šefčovič will visit several renewable energy projects. In Rotterdam, he will meet with the mayors of The Hague and Rotterdam, Jozias Van Aartsen and Ahmed Aboutaleb.