Maroš Šefcovic, vice-president for Energy Union, European Commission, delivered the speech "A 21st Century Transatlantic Energy Compact" at the Peterson Institute for International Economics on October 22, 2015. The Institute cohosted the event with the Center for Transatlantic Relations of the School of Advanced International Studies at Johns Hopkins University.
Šefcovic is a Slovak career diplomat and since November 2014 vice president of the European Commission in charge of the Energy Union. In this capacity, he leads the "Energy Union" Project Team within the Commission. From 2010–14 he was vice president of the European Commission in charge of Inter-Institutional Relations and Administration. In 2009–10, he was European Commissioner for Education, Training, Culture and Youth. From 2004–09, he was the Permanent Representative of the Slovak Republic to the European Union.