Paula Abreu Marques
Mrs Abreu Marques is since January 2021 deputy director “DG ENER.A – Energy policy: Strategy and Coordination” and head of unit in the European Commission’s department of Energy, where she manages the interface with the other EU institutions, including the rotating Presidencies and outreach to Member States. She oversees the overall energy policy coherence, intervention logic and consistency in the context of the European Green Deal, the European Semester and the EU green recovery.
Previously, Mrs Abreu Marques had been heading for several years the unit responsible for the definition and implementation of the EU renewables’ policy, being in charge of the preparation, negotiation and implementation of the Renewables’ Directive (REDII), as well as the 2020 Energy System Integration and Hydrogen Strategies. Before then she was heading the “International Energy Relations and Enlargement” unit, where she defined and steered the general approach in the area of international energy relations. She graduated in economics at the Nova School of Business and Economics in Lisbon and has a master in European economics by the College of Europe in Bruges, Belgium.