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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 from 1 April 2014 (unless otherwise stated) until the day preceding the entry into function of the new Commission (except for the Institutional Special Advisers, until 31 March 2015) in accordance with the Staff Regulations of Officials and the Conditions of Employment of Other Servants of the European Union[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].

Special Advisers to the President and Commissioners of the European Commission

Contracts from 1 April 2014 (unless otherwise stated) until the day preceding the entry into function of the new Commission (except for the Institutional Special Advisers, until 31 March 2015).

Conseillers spéciaux non institutionnels


Cabinet: Président

Special Adviser

Mission as stated in the contract

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 de la mise en œuvre du Traité de Lisbonne.
Curriculum vitae pdf - 86 KB [86 KB] - Declaration on the honour pdf - 33 KB [33 KB]
M. José Manuel de Morais BRIOSA E GALAConseiller le Président pour les questions africaines et du développement dans le contexte du G8.
Curriculum vitae tiff - 177 KB [177 KB] - Declaration on the honour pdf - 28 KB [28 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 tiff - 108 KB [108 KB] - Declaration on the honour pdf - 32 KB [32 KB]
M. John MONKSTo provide advice to the President on social policies and social dialogue at European level.
Curriculum vitae tiff - 95 KB [95 KB] - Declaration on the honour pdf - 31 KB [31 KB]

Cabinet: ASHTON

Special Adviser

Mission as stated in the contract

Mr Bernardino LEON (from 1/05/2014)To advise the High Representative on Libya/Tunisia/Egypt.
Curriculum vitae pdf - 446 KB [446 KB] - Declaration on the honour pdf - 28 KB [28 KB]

Cabinet: REDING

Special Adviser

Mission as stated in the contract

Mme Bénédicte FAUVARQUE-COSSONAdvice on strategic issues for developping European civil law and EU citizenship.
Curriculum vitae pdf - 70 KB [70 KB] - Declaration on the honour pdf - 33 KB [33 KB]
Professor Christian VON BARAdvice on strategic issues for developping European contract law.
Curriculum vitae tiff - 227 KB [227 KB] - Declaration on the honour pdf - 29 KB [29 KB]
M. Alfonso MATTERA RICIGLIANOFournir une collaboration dans les domaines suivants : Droit communautaire; Histoire de l'intégration européenne; Citoyenneté européenne; Droits fondamentaux et valeurs de l'Union européenne.
Curriculum vitae pdf - 110 KB [110 KB] - Declaration on the honour pdf - 28 KB [28 KB]
Prof. Dr. Carl Otto LENZConseiller la Vice-présidente Reding sur les matières juridiques relevant de sa fonction.
Curriculum vitae pdf - 215 KB [215 KB] - Declaration on the honour pdf - 30 KB [30 KB]

Cabinet: ALMUNIA

Special Adviser

Mission as stated in the contract

M. Francisco SANTAOLALLAGeneral assistance to the Vice-President on State Aid issues.
Curriculum vitae pdf - 35 KB [35 KB] - Declaration on the honour pdf - 37 KB [37 KB]
Mr Xavier VIVES TORRENTSGeneral assistance to the Vice-President on Antitrust issues.
Curriculum vitae pdf - 333 KB [333 KB] - Declaration on the honour pdf - 29 KB [29 KB]

Cabinet: KALLAS

Special Adviser

Mission as stated in the contract

M. Claude CHÊNETo advise VP Kallas on transport issues in general with emphasis on aviation.
Curriculum vitae pdf - 23 KB [23 KB] - Declaration on the honour pdf - 42 KB [42 KB]
M. Richard BOOMERTo advise VP Kallas on transport financing issues and urban mobility.
Curriculum vitae pdf - 107 KB [107 KB] - Declaration on the honour pdf - 80 KB [80 KB]
Ms. Meglena KUNEVATo advise VP Kallas on passenger rights and consumer protection issues.
Curriculum vitae pdf - 119 KB [119 KB] - Declaration on the honour pdf - 114 KB [114 KB]

Cabinet: TAJANI

Special Adviser

Mission as stated in the contract

Mr. Jas GAWRONSKIFournir des avis au Vice Président en matière de politique communautaire et sur la politique de communication et de médias .
Curriculum vitae pdf - 63 KB [63 KB] - Declaration on the honour
Mrs Magda ANTONIOLITo advise the Vice-President in tourism economics.
Curriculum vitae pdf - 184 KB [184 KB] - Declaration on the honour pdf - 27 KB [27 KB]
Mr Paolo BERROTo advise the Vice-President in the field of Enterprise and disabilities.
Curriculum vitae tiff - 248 KB [248 KB] - Declaration on the honour pdf - 121 KB [121 KB]
Mr Marco LISIConseiller le Vice-président en matière de politique européenne de l'espace.
Curriculum vitae tiff - 2 MB [2 MB] - Declaration on the honour pdf - 25 KB [25 KB]
Mr Roberto BETTARINIConseiller le Vice-président pour la coordination pour "Misssions for Growth"
Curriculum vitae tiff - 137 KB [137 KB] - Declaration on the honour pdf - 35 KB [35 KB]

Cabinet: ŠEFČOVIČ

Special Adviser

Mission as stated in the contract

Mr Paolo PONZANOTo provide the VP and the Commission with institutional expertise and experience on all matters related to the entry into force of the Lisbon Treaty and its implementation; To ensure the coordination of the book "History of the Commission".
Curriculum vitae pdf - 69 KB [69 KB] - Declaration on the honour pdf - 66 KB [66 KB]
Mr Servé DOLMANSIndependent medical personal advice to Members of the College.
Curricum vitae pdf - 32 KB [32 KB] - Declaration on the honour pdf - 29 KB [29 KB]

Cabinet: REHN

Special Adviser

Mission as stated in the contract

Mr Horst REICHENBACH
from 1/09/2011)
Head of the Task Force for Greece.
Curriculum vitae pdf - 8 KB [8 KB] - Declaration on the honour tiff - 66 KB [66 KB]
Mr Joly DIXON
(from 1/11/2011)
Technical support and advice to the Task Force for Greece.
Curriculum vitae pdf - 7 KB [7 KB] - Declaration on the honour tiff - 68 KB [68 KB]
Mr Tom DE BRUIJN
(from 1/02/2012)
Technical support and advice to the Task Force for Greece.
Curriculum vitae pdf - 57 KB [57 KB] - Declaration on the honour tiff - 68 KB [68 KB]
Mr Hervé CARRE
(from 4/11/2011)
Advice on EU economic policy and governance issues (Support Group for Portugal).
Curriculum vitae tiff - 143 KB [143 KB] - Declaration on the honour tiff - 73 KB [73 KB]
Mr Bertrand CARSIN
(from 1/02/2012)
Advice on EU economic policy and governance issues (Support Group for Portugal).
Curriculum vitae tiff - 76 KB [76 KB] - Declaration on the honour tiff - 72 KB [72 KB]
Mr Jürgen KRÖGER
(from 16/10/2013)
Advice on EU economic policy and governance issues (Support Group for Portugal).
Curriculum vitae pdf - 10 KB [10 KB] - Declaration on the honour pdf - 61 KB [61 KB]

Cabinet: POTOČNIK

Special Adviser

Mission as stated in the contract

Prof. Dr. Frieder MEYER-KRAHMERTo advise the Commissioner in a personal capacity on resource efficiency, circular economy and eco-innovation.
Curriculum vitae pdf - 35 KB [35 KB] - Declaration on the honour pdf - 125 KB [125 KB]

Cabinet: PIEBALGS

Special Adviser

Mission as stated in the contract

MR Albert BRESSANDAssist with policy work and research at the interface between socio-economic development and the natural resources sphere.
Curriculum vitae pdf - 143 KB [143 KB] - Declaration on the honour pdf - 31 KB [31 KB]
MR Patrick GUILLAUMONTAdvisory work on aid allocation and effectiveness.
Curriculum vitae pdf - 235 KB [235 KB] - Declaration on the honour pdf - 438 KB [438 KB]

Cabinet: BARNIER

Special Adviser

Mission as stated in the contract

M. Philippe HERZOGConseiller le Commissaire sur les différentes initiatives à prendre pour une relance du marché intérieur.
Curriculum vitae pdf - 22 KB [22 KB] - Declaration on the honour pdf - 40 KB [40 KB]
M. Philippe MAYSTADTConseiller le Commissaire sur les différentes initiatives à prendre sur le renforcement de la contribution européenne aux institutions de normalisation comptable et l'amélioration de leur gouvernance.
Curriculum vitae pdf - 18 KB [18 KB] - Delaration on the honour pdf - 133 KB [133 KB]

Cabinet: VASSILIOU

Special Adviser

Mission as stated in the contract

M. Jean-Claude EECKHOUTTravaux du "Comité de suivi" sur l'histoire interne de la Commission; Relations avec la "Fondation Jean Monnet pour l'Europe" (Lausanne).
Curriculum vitae pdf - 206 KB [206 KB] - Declaration on the honour pdf - 40 KB [40 KB]
Mme Odile QUINTINSuivi et représentation de la Commission au Haut Conseil de l'Institut Universitaire Européen de Florence et développement de l'Agenda culturel européen notamment son volet externe.
Curriculum vitae pdf - 66 KB [66 KB] - Declaration on the honour pdf - 120 KB [120 KB]

Cabinet: DE GUCHT

Special Adviser

Mission as stated in the contract

M. Jean-Claude DESCHAMPSSpecial Adviser to the Commissioner on China-related issues. To help preparing the meetings/seminars of the "Network of experts on the Chinese economy" in close cooperation with the Cabinet of the Commissioner and DG Trade services.
Curriculum vitae pdf - 50 KB [50 KB] - Declaration on the honour pdf - 35 KB [35 KB]
Mme Alicia GARCÍA-HERREROSpecial Adviser to the Commissioner on China-related issues. To help preparing the meetings/seminars of the "Network of experts on the Chinese economy" in close cooperation with the Cabinet of the Commissioner and DG Trade services.
Curriculum vitae pdf - 19 KB [19 KB] - Declaration on the honour pdf - 34 KB [34 KB]

Cabinet: OETTINGER

Special Adviser

Mission as stated in the contract

Dr Kurt J. LAUKTo advise the Commissioner on Energy issues with the United States.
Curriculum vitae pdf - 31 KB [31 KB] - Declaration on the honour pdf - 28 KB [28 KB]
M. Jean-François VINOISTo advise the Commissioner on internal as well as external energy issues.
Curriculum vitae pdf - 21 KB [21 KB] - Declaration on the honour pdf - 49 KB [49 KB]

Cabinet: HAHN

Special Adviser

Mission as stated in the contract

M. Werner CLEMENTTo advise the Commissioner on the negotiations with Member States and regions on the future programming and on the implementation of cohesion policy, in particular in Member States experiencing or threatened with serious difficulties with respect to their financial stability.
Curriculum vitae pdf - 118 KB [118 KB] - Declaration on the honour pdf - 37 KB [37 KB]
M. Luc VAN DEN BRANDETo prepare and to present to the Commissioner a report on how Member States have implemented the partnership principle during the preparation of their Partnership Agreements.
Curriculum vitae pdf - 41 KB [41 KB] - Declaration on the honour pdf - 143 KB [143 KB]

Cabinet: ANDOR

Special Adviser

Mission as stated in the contract

M. Graham MEADOWSTo advise the Commissioner and his Cabinet on matters related to the European Social Fund.
Curriculum vitae pdf - 35 KB [35 KB] - Declaration on the honour pdf - 47 KB [47 KB]
M. Martin KOVATSTo advise the Commissioner and his Cabinet on inclusion policy issues, in particular on Roma people integration.
Curriculum vitae pdf - 45 KB [45 KB] - Declaration on the honour pdf - 65 KB [65 KB]
Prof. Dr. h.c. Christa RANDZIO-PLATHTo advise the Commissioner and his Cabinet on employment-friendly taxation and on gender related labour issues.
Curriculum vitae pdf - 58 KB [58 KB] - Declaration on the honour pdf - 50 KB [50 KB]
MR João António GOMES PROENCATo inform and advise the Commissioner and his Cabinet, and when appropriate, the President, on matters pertaining to social dialogue at national and EU levels; this could include contacts with trade unions and employers as appropriate, could be related to the role of industrial relations in a particular Member State or to a specific topic.
Curriculum vitae pdf - 68 KB [68 KB] - Declaration on the honour pdf - 70 KB [70 KB]

Cabinet: MALMSTRÖM

Special Adviser

Mission as stated in the contract

Ms Anna TERRÓN CUSÍTo advise the Commissioner notably on migration and mobility issues in relation with North Africa.
Curriculum vitae pdf - 173 KB [173 KB] - Declaration on the honour pdf - 41 KB [41 KB]

Cabinet: CIOLOS

Special Adviser

Mission as stated in the contract

Mme Marjorie JOUEN Challenges for the agricultural economy in rural zones.
Curriculum vitae pdf - 17 KB [17 KB] - Declaration on the honour pdf - 27 KB [27 KB]
Mr Dirk AHNERChallenges for the agricultural economy in rural zones.
Curriculum vitae tiff - 49 KB [49 KB] - Declaration on the honour pdf - 82 KB [82 KB]
Mme Aurélie TROUVEChallenges for the agricultural economy in rural zones.
Curriculum vitae pdf - 69 KB [69 KB] - Declaration on the honour pdf - 66 KB [66 KB]
M. Urs NIGGLIChallenges for the agricultural economy in rural zones.
Curriculum vitae pdf - 83 KB [83 KB] - Declaration on the honour pdf - 69 KB [69 KB]

Conseillers spéciaux institutionnels

Cabinet: PRESIDENT

Special Adviser

Mission as stated in the contract

Ms Irena PETRUŠKEVIČIENEMembre externe du Comité de Suivi des Audits.
Curriculum vitae pdf - 105 KB [105 KB] - Declaration on the honour pdf - 72 KB [72 KB]
Mme Caroline MAWHOODMembre externe du Comité de Suivi des Audits.
Curriculum vitae pdf - 26 KB [26 KB] - Declaration on the honour pdf - 33 KB [33 KB]

Cabinet: ŠEFČOVIČ

Special Adviser

Mission as stated in the contract

M. Juan RAMALLO MASSANETPrésident de l'Instance spécialisée en matière financière (PIF - Panel Irrégularités Financières).
Curriculum vitae pdf - 21 KB [21 KB] - Declaration on the honour pdf - 48 KB [48 KB]
Dr Renate JAEGERPrésident du Conseil de Discipline.
Curriculum vitae pdf - 23 KB [23 KB] - Declaration on the honour pdf - 41 KB [41 KB]

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

[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 Union (in English and French)

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

Commission civil service