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26. 5. 2015 21:57

Prime Minister Sobotka comments after meeting with Vice President of the European Commission Šefčovič: Czech government’s priority is to finalize the

V úterý 26. května přijal předseda vlády Bohuslav Sobotka ve Strakově akademii místopředsedu Evropské komise Maroše Šefčoviče.
Prime Minister of the Czech Republic Bohuslav Sobotka meets Vice-President Maroš Šefčovič at the Straka Academy on Tuesday 26 May 2015.
The Prime Minister of the Czech Republic Bohuslav Sobotka welcomed on Tuesday 26 May at the Straka Academy the Vice President of the European Commission Maroš Šefčovič. Their discussions centred on Energy Union project, which will be the keystone of the coming Czech presidency of the Visegrad Group, which begins on 1 July 2015.

I am delighted that Prague is among the very first stops on the Vice-President’s Šefčovič trip around Europe. With regard to the Energy Union the Czech priority is to finalise the internal energy market. Czech government will continue to insist on creating its own energy mix, including nuclear energy. In developing the Energy Union, the Czech Republic will strive to maintain balanced compliance of three European objectives – security, pricing sustainability and protection of the environment,” said Sobotka after the meeting.

Vice-President Šefčovič met with Prime Minister Sobotka within the framework of this road trip around EU Members States, which he undertakes to inform the leaders of Member States of the progress with the Energy Union project. Vice-President Šefčovič used this opportunity to present to the Prime Minister Sobotka an analysis prepared by the European Commission aiming to map various national energy policies and to show the Member States what are the challenges and opportunities associated with the Energy Union.

Prime Minister Bohuslav Sobotka has met with Vice-President Šefčovič for the third time in the last three months. They will meet again on 14 July 2015 in the European Parliament at the occasion of the Czech Republic assuming the presidency of the Visegrad Group.

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