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Special Advisers to the President and Members of the European Commission

This list concerns the names of the Special Advisers to the President and Commissioners of the European Commission appointed on 1 April 2009 until 31 octobre 2009 (unless otherwise indicated) in accordance with the Staff Regulations of Officials and the Conditions of Employment of Other Servants of the European Communities [1], and in particular Articles 5, 123 and 124 of the Conditions of Employment of Other Servants, as well as the Rules Governing Special Advisers[4]. The signature of a declaration on the honour of no conflict of interest between the duties of Special Adviser to the Commission and other activities has been made a condition for the conclusion of contracts.

The present list is published on basis of Regulation (EC) N° 1049/2001[2].

CONSEILLERS SPECIAUX AUPRES DES COMMISSAIRES

(Contrats du 1 er avril 2009 jusqu'au jour précédant l'entrée en fonction de la nouvelle Commission, sauf indication contraire)


Cabinet: Président José Manuel Barroso

Special Adviser

Mission as stated in the contract

Prof. Loukas TSOUKALIS

Travaux d'analyse et de prospective en faveur du Président : différentes questions liées au futur de la construction européenne et au volet économique.
Curriculum vitae pdf - 221 KB [221 KB] - Declaration on the honour pdf - 83 KB [83 KB]

S.E. José CUTILEIRO (Ambassadeur)

Travaux d'analyse et de prospective en faveur du Président dans le domaine de la PESC, en particulier pour la région des Balkans et dans le contexte du Traité de Lisbonne.
Curriculum vitae pdf - 87 KB [87 KB] - Declaration on the honour pdf - 91 KB [91 KB]

M. José Manuel de Morais BRIOSA E GALA

Conseiller le Président pour les questions africaines et du développement dans le contexte du G8.
Curriculum vitae pdf - 171 KB [171 KB] - Declaration on the honour pdf - 73 KB [73 KB]

Prof. Dusan SIDJANSKITravaux d'analyse et de prospective en faveur du Président : questions liées aux valeurs de l'UE notamment dans le contexte de la politique de voisinage.
Curriculum vitae pdf - 369 KB [369 KB] - Declaration on the honour pdf - 80 KB [80 KB]

Cabinet: Margot WALLSTRÖM

Special Adviser

Mission as stated in the contract

Mme Ylva NILSSON (until 16/08/2009)

Support V-P Wallström in writing speeches visualising EU's history and daily activities.
Curriculum vitae pdf - 152 KB [152 KB] - Declaration on the honour pdf - 89 KB [89 KB]

M. Manuel CASTELLSTo advise the Vice-President on future direction of EU Communication Policy. pdf - 776 KB [776 KB]
Curriculum vitae pdf - 776 KB [776 KB] - Declaration on the honour pdf - 78 KB [78 KB]
M. Paolo PONZANO (from 1/05/2009)1) To provide the Vice-President, and the Commission, with a highly qualified institutional expertise on all matters related to the entry into force of the Lisbon treaty and its implementation, as well as on institutional questions related to the appointment and investiture of the new Commission;
2) To ensure the co-ordination of the book "History of the Commission - 1973-1986", following the results of a tendering procedure to be launched this spring. Curriculum vitae pdf - 236 KB [236 KB] - Declaration on the honour pdf - 75 KB [75 KB]
Mme Andrea PAPPIN (from 1/05/2009)Speechwriting and facilitation of conference workshops in Brussels
Curriculum vitae pdf - 303 KB [303 KB] - Declaration on the honour pdf - 69 KB [69 KB]

Cabinet: Jacques BARROT

Special Adviser

Mission as stated in the contract

M. Jean-Dominique GIULIANIConseiller le Vice-président sur les questions relatives à la politique de Justice, Liberté et de Sécurité.
Curriculum vitae pdf - 83 KB [83 KB] - Declaration on the honour pdf - 122 KB [122 KB]
M. Alfonso Domenico MATTERA RICIGLIANOConseiller le Vice-président sur les questions relatives à la libre circulation des personnes dans le marché intérieur.
Curriculum vitae pdf - 566 KB [566 KB] - Declaration on the honour pdf - 88 KB [88 KB]
M. Olivier BRACHETConseiller le Vice-président sur les questions relatives à l'asile et la migration.
Curriculum vitae pdf - 75 KB [75 KB] - Declaration on the honour pdf - 81 KB [81 KB]

Cabinet: Siim KALLAS

Special Adviser

Mission as stated in the contract

M. Alain GILLETTECounsellor on Audit and Anti-Fraud issues.
Curriculum vitae pdf - 107 KB [107 KB] - Declaration on the honour pdf - 69 KB [69 KB]
M. Richard BOOMERConseiller le Vice-président Kallas en matière de politique immobilière, améliorer les relations avec les autorités compétentes à Bruxelles et Luxembourg, optimiser l'efficacité des investissements à effectuer par la Commission.
Curriculum vitae pdf - 122 KB [122 KB] - Declaration on the honour pdf - 72 KB [72 KB]
M. Claude CHENE
(from 1/05/2009)
Advising Vice-President Kallas on Human Resources issues and on potential international co-operation
Curriculum vitae pdf - 51 KB [51 KB] - Declaration on the honour pdf - 82 KB [82 KB]

Cabinet: Antonio TAJANI

Special Adviser

Mission as stated in the contract

M. Sandro MENICHELLIFournir des avis au Vice-président Tajani en matière de sécurité dans les transports.
Curriculum vitae pdf - 74 KB [74 KB] - Declaration on the honour pdf - 91 KB [91 KB]
M. Carlo PRESENTIFournir des avis au Vice-président Tajani, en matière de droit communautaire et en matière de sécurité.
Curriculum vitae pdf - 204 KB [204 KB] - Declaration on the honour pdf - 84 KB [84 KB]
M. Jas GAWRONSKI
(from 1/09/2009)
Fournir des avis au Vice-président en matière de politique communautaire et, en particulier, de politique de communication et des médias
Curriculum vitae pdf - 43 KB [43 KB]   Declaration on the honour pdf - 84 KB [84 KB]
M. Paolo Lorenzo GAMBA
(from 1/09/2009)
Fournir des avis au Vice-président en droit communautaire et droit maritime
Curriculum vitae pdf - 41 KB [41 KB]   Declaration on the honour pdf - 100 KB [100 KB]

Cabinet: REDING

Special Adviser

Mission as stated in the contract

Mme Marianne BACKES (until 31/10/2009)Conseiller Mme Reding sur les développements de la bibliothèque numérique européenne.
Curriculum vitae pdf - 58 KB [58 KB] - Declaration on the honour pdf - 80 KB [80 KB]

Cabinet: ALMUNIA

Special Adviser

Mission as stated in the contract

M. Hervé CARREGeneral assistance to the Commissioner on macroeconomic and financial stability issues.
Curriculum vitae pdf - 102 KB [102 KB] - Declaration on the honour pdf - 76 KB [76 KB]

Cabinet: SAMECKI

Special Adviser

Mission as stated in the contract

M. Stefan COLLIGNONTo provide advice on EU economic policy and governance issues; policy advice on cohesion policy and its future; policy advice on the integration of cohesion policy with objectives of Lisbon Strategy; contribution to the Commissioner's speeches and conference presentations.
Curriculum vitae pdf - 88 KB [88 KB] - Declaration on the honour pdf - 70 KB [70 KB]
M. Alan MAYHEWTo provide advice on EU economic policy, governance issues and EU Eastern policy; policy advice on cohesion policy and its future; policy advice on the integration of cohesion policy with objectives of Lisbon Strategy; contribution to the Commissioner's speeches and conference presentations.
Curriculum vitae pdf - 75 KB [75 KB] - Declaration on the honour pdf - 70 KB [70 KB]
M. Jean-Charles LEYGUESTo provide policy advice on cohesion policy and its future; policy advice on the integration of cohesion policy with objectives of Lisbon Strategy; contribution to the Commissioner's speeches and conference presentations.
Curriculum vitae pdf - 56 KB [56 KB] - Declaration on the honour pdf - 85 KB [85 KB]

Cabinet: POTOCNIK et DE GUCHT

Special Adviser

Mission as stated in the contract

Sir David KING (until 31/10/2009)To advise, in a personal capacity, Commissioners Poto?nik and Michel on the effective provision of long term scientific and technological advice in major fields of research that are of mutual interest to the EU and Africa (for example energy and climate change, disease control, environmental management, agriculture, engineering, medicine). This advice will give due attention to the EU/Africa Strategic Partnership adopted in Lisbon in November 2007 and in particular on the Priority Action plan for Science &Technology Capacity building contained in it.
Curriculum vitae pdf - 49 KB [49 KB] - Declaration on the honour pdf - 69 KB [69 KB]

Cabinet: ŠEFČOVIČ

Special Adviser

Mission as stated in the contract

M. Jean-Claude EECKHOUT1) Relations avec l'Institut Universitaire Européen de Florence;
2) Relations avec la Fondation Jean Monnet. Curriculum vitae pdf - 100 KB [100 KB] - Declaration on the honour pdf - 78 KB [78 KB]
M. Pavol DEMEŠ1) Education and Vocational Training;
2) TEMPUS-Programme;
3) Civil society Curriculum vitae pdf - 48 KB [48 KB] - Declaration on the honour pdf - 76 KB [76 KB]

Cabinet: VASSILIOU

Special Adviser

Mission as stated in the contract

M. Stavros MALAS (until 31/10/2009)To explore and propose ways to implement the Excellence Centres Network initiative, in particular in the field of rare diseases.
Curriculum vitae pdf - 274 KB [274 KB] - Declaration on the honour pdf - 86 KB [86 KB]

Cabinet: REHN

Special Adviser

Mission as stated in the contract

M. Esko ANTOLATo advise Commissioner Rehn in analysing the ongoing institutional discussion, enlargement and the Baltic Sea strategy.
Curriculum vitae pdf - 145 KB [145 KB] - Declaration on the honour pdf - 67 KB [67 KB]

Cabinet: DE GUCHT

Special Adviser

Mission as stated in the contract

M. Etienne DAVIGNONConseiller le Commissaire Michel dans sa politique pour l'Afrique et notamment sur le développement économique de l'Afrique sub-saharienne.
Curriculum vitae pdf - 91 KB [91 KB] - Declaration on the honour pdf - 82 KB [82 KB]
M. Dieter FRISCHAppui dans le domaine de la politique de coopération au développement.
Curriculum vitae pdf - 67 KB [67 KB] - Declaration on the honour pdf - 75 KB [75 KB]
M. Ousmane SY
(until 31/10/2009)
Appui dans le domaine de la Gouvernance en Afrique.
Curriculum vitae pdf - 445 KB [445 KB] - Delaration on the honour pdf - 93 KB [93 KB]

Cabinet: KOVÁCS

Special Adviser

Mission as stated in the contract

Mme Christa RANDZIO-PLATHTo advise on formulating a coherent framework to adapt EU tax policy measures supporting the objectives of the Lisbon strategy; to advise the Commissioner concerning the implications of introducing a consolidated corporate tax base; to represent the Commissioner and/or to provide substantial contributions for him at political level outside the institution at certain conferences in our Member States.
Curriculum vitae pdf - 159 KB [159 KB] - Declaration on the honour pdf - 74 KB [74 KB]

Cabinet: SPIDLA

Special Adviser

Mission as stated in the contract

M. Martin KOVÁR
(until 31/10/2009)

Avis et conseil dans le domaine de l'inclusion financière. Curriculum vitae pdf - 295 KB [295 KB] - Declaration on the honour pdf - 77 KB [77 KB]
M. Vit SAMEK
(until 31/10/2009)
Conseil dans le domaine de l'impact de la crise économique et financière sur les pensions.
Curriculum vitae pdf - 93 KB [93 KB] - Declaration on the honour pdf - 72 KB [72 KB]
M. Graham MEADOWSCohesion policy, advice on the budget including social innovation.
Curriculum vitae pdf - 48 KB [48 KB] - Declaration on the honour pdf - 412 KB [412 KB]
M. Henri ROUILLEAULT
(until 31/10/2009)
Conseil sur les nouveaux instruments de la politique de l'emploi européenne pour répondre à la crise ainsi que sur le développement d'un "toolkit" pour les restructurations
Curriculum vitae pdf - 164 KB [164 KB] - Declaration on the honour pdf - 85 KB [85 KB]

Cabinet: PIEBALGS

Special Adviser

Mission as stated in the contract

M. Juris OZOLINS
(until 31/10/2009)
Provision of advice and assistance on: - implementation of the electricity liberalisation directive on the ground in the EU 12 Member States. Identification of remaining problems to be addressed; - identification of missing electricity infrastructure projects necessary to fully integrate EU-12 Member States into the European electricity market; - identification of specific issues related to transit and supply of natural gas to EU and other European countries.
Curriculum vitae pdf - 291 KB [291 KB] - Declaration on the honour pdf - 75 KB [75 KB]

Cabinet: KUNEVA

Special Adviser

Mission as stated in the contract

M. Jim MURRAYTo advise Commissioner Kuneva on Consumer issues.
Curriculum vitae pdf - 77 KB [77 KB] - Declaration on the honour pdf - 75 KB [75 KB]
M. Pat COXTo advise Commissioner Kuneva on Communication and Strategy for Consumers on citizens.
Curriculum vitae pdf - 67 KB [67 KB] - Declaration on the honour pdf - 76 KB [76 KB]

Cabinet: ORBAN

Special Adviser

Mission as stated in the contract

M. Pietro PETRUCCI
(from 1/11/2009)
Support to the Commissioner in media actions
Curriculum vitae pdf - 19 KB [19 KB] - Declaration on the honour pdf - 81 KB [81 KB]

Conseillers spéciaux institutionnels (jusqu'au 31/03/2010)

Cabinet: PRESIDENT

Special Adviser

Mission as stated in the contract

M. Jean-Jacques PICARDMembre externe du Comité de Suivi des Audits.
Curriculum vitae pdf - 80 KB [80 KB] - Declaration on the honour pdf - 77 KB [77 KB]
pdf - 77 KB [77 KB] M. Antonie Johannes SPOELMembre externe du Comité de Suivi des Audits
Curriculum vitae pdf - 125 KB [125 KB] - Declaration on the honour pdf - 169 KB [169 KB]

Cabinet: KALLAS

Special Adviser

Mission as stated in the contract

M. Jan O. KARLSSONPrésident de l'Instance spécialisée en matière financière (PIF - Panel Irrégularités Financières).
Curriculum vitae pdf - 77 KB [77 KB]   Declaration on the honour pdf - 81 KB [81 KB]
Prof. Dr. Carl Otto LENZPrésident du Conseil de Discipline.
Curriculum vitae pdf - 125 KB [125 KB] - Declaration on the honour pdf - 71 KB [71 KB]

  [1]Staff Regulations of Officials and the Conditions of Employment of Other Servants of the European Communities

[2]Regulation (EC) No 1049/2001of the European Parliament and of the Council of 30 May 2001 regarding public access to European Parliament, Council and Commission documents

[3]Annex to the Declaration on the honour pdf - 387 KB [387 KB] français (fr) – Applicable Staff Regulations; Conditions of Employment of Other Servants of the European Community (in English and French)

[4]Rules governing Special Advisers C(2007)6655 of 19.12.2007, and its annexes

Commission civil service