Members of the competent committees meet with the European Commission Vice-President for Energy Union Maroš Šefčovič

Zagreb – A meeting of the members of the European Affairs Committee, Committee on the Economy, Environment and Nature Conservation Committee and Committee on Regional Development and European Union Funds with Commission Vice-President for Energy Union Maroš Šefčovič.

Vice-President Šefčovič pointed out that Croatia has already fulfilled and even exceeded the national targets set by 2020 for renewable energy and energy efficiency. However, it is necessary to continue the efforts and invest in national targets regarding the Croatian National Energy Plan and adaptation to climate change by 2030.

Last December, the European Union approved EUR 101.4 million for the LNG terminal project on the island of Krk, and recently another EUR 16 million for the pipeline connection. Šefčovič said that this is an important project not only for Croatia, but also for the region and for the energy security of the entire European Union.

The challenges faced by all member states regarding the reform of the electricity system, increasing energy efficiency, reducing harmful emissions and transition to low carbon society, agriculture and transport were also discussed during the meeting.

Against this background, Šefčovič announced the adoption of a new package of measures aimed at the consolidation of 27 national climate and energy policies by the end of the current mandate of the Commission.

Author: Office for International and European Affairs