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Head of Cabinet

Marc Vanheukelen
Marc Vanheukelen

Phone (+32-2) 29 98502 - Email

Secretary: Mariana Vaclavova

Responsibilities
  • General Coordination
  • Preparation of Commission Meetings
  • Relations with the Secretariat General (SG), Bureau of European Policy Advisers (BEPA)
  • Personnel Questions

Deputy Head of Cabinet

Frank Hoffmeister
Frank Hoffmeister

Phone (+32-2) 29 93727 - Email

Secretary: Myriam Gonzalez Alonso

Responsibilities
  • Thematic Attributions
    • World Trade Organization (WTO) and dispute settlement
    • G 20
    • Agriculture and Geographic Indications
    • Trade Defense Instruments
    • Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)
    • Public Procurement
    • Investment and services
  • Geographic Attributions
    • Relations with Germany, United Kingdom, Spain, Portugal
  • Collegiality
    • Agriculture
    • Groupe des Relations Interinstitutionelles (GRI)

Members

Claes Bengtsson
Claes Bengtsson

Phone (+32-2) 29 92094 - Email

Secretary: Dagmara Chodzicka-Merken

Responsibilities
  • Thematic Attributions
    • EU 2020
    • Trade Defense Instruments
  • Geographic attributions
    • North America (including TEC)
    • Relations with Denmark and Ireland
  • Collegiality
    • Competition
    • Industrial Policy
    • Economic and monetary affairs
    • Budget
    • Financial Services
Elena Peresso
Elena Peresso

Phone (+32-2) 29 82532 - Email

Secretary: Katerina Rybarova

Responsibilities
  • Thematic Attributions
    • Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA)
    • Generalized System of Preferences (GSP)
    • Trade and labour as well as other social questions
    • Trade and migration
    • Trade and development
    • Trade and security
    • Relations with the European Parliament
  • Geographic Attributions
    • Sub-Saharan African, Caribbean and Pacific countries
    • Latin America
    • Relations with Malta and Italy
  • Collegiality
    • External relations, Common Foreign and Security Policy (CFSP), European External Action Service (EEAS)
    • Development
    • Humanitarian Aid and crisis management
Marjut Hannonen
Marjut Hannonen

Phone (+32-2) 29 61768 - Email

Secretary: Katerina Rybarova

Responsibilities
  • Thematic Attributions
    • Sanitary and phytosanitary measures
    • Biotech
    • Market access
    • Sectoral trade issues
    • Relations with the Council
    • Technical barriers to Trade
    • Rules of Origin
  • Geographic Attributions
    • India
    • South East Asia
    • China and the rest of the Far East (including HED)
    • Australia – New Zealand
    • Relations with Sweden and Finland
  • Collegiality
    • Health and Consumers
    • Research and innovation
    • Taxation, Customs Union, Anti-fraud
Bernard Bulcke
Bernard Bulcke

Phone (+32-2) 29 54434 - Email

Secretary: Florence Voets

Responsibilities
  • Thematic Attributions
    • Dialogue with civil society
    • Trade in media and cultural goods and services
    • Writing of articles
    • Contacts with Belgian Press
  • Geographic attributions
    • Iran, Iraq, Pakistan
    • Western Balkans and Turkey
    • Middle East
    • North Africa
    • Relations with Belgium, Netherlands and Luxembourg
  • Collegiality
    • Digital economy
    • Education, youth
    • Regional Policy
    • Enlargement
    • GRI
Catherine Bril
Catherine Bril

Phone (+32-2) 29 51220 - Email

Secretary: Dagmara Chodzicka-Merken

Responsibilities
  • Thematic Attributions
    • Trade and Energy
    • Trade and raw materials
    • Intellectual Property including counterfeiting and origin markings
    • Relations with Economic and Social Committee, Committee of the Regions and Court of Auditors
    • Relations with the Ombudsman
    • Access to Documents
  • Geographic attributions
    • Russia
    • Eastern Partnership countries
    • Central Asia
    • Relations with Poland, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary, Baltic Republics, Austria and France
  • Collegiality
    • Administration
    • Energy
    • Employment and Social Affairs
    • Transport
Gerrit Spriet
Assistant
Gerrit Spriet

Phone (+32-2) 29 51537 - Email

Secretary: Florence Voets

Responsibilities
  • Thematic attributions
    • Trade and Fisheries questions
    • Trade and Environment
  • Geographic attributions
    • Gulf Co-operation Council (GCC) – European Free Trade Agreement (EFTA)
    • Relations with Greece, Slovenia, Cyprus, Romania, Bulgaria
  • Collegiality
    • Internal Market
    • Home affairs
    • Justice and fundamental rights
    • Fisheries and Maritime Policy
    • Infringements
    • Environment and climate
    • Citizenship

Spokesperson

John Clancy
John Clancy

Phone (+32-2) 29 53773 - Email

Assistant: Felicitas Rohder

Press officer

Maria Lyra Traversa
Maria Lyra Traversa

Phone (+32-2) 29 56368 - Email

Hearing officer

Gerhard Hannes Welge
Gerhard Hannes Welge

Phone(+32-2) 29 68162 - Email

Assistant: Karlota DUMITRU

Responsibilities
  • To safeguard the effective exercise of the procedural rights of the interested parties.
  • To ensure that trade proceeding provided in the regulations are handled impartially, fairly and within a reasonable time.

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Secretaries and Assistants

Ann De Lange
Secretary to the Commissioner
Ann De Lange

Phone (+32-2) 29 89333 - Email

Responsibilities
  • Agenda
Veronika Kutilova
Secretary to the Commissioner
Veronika Kutilova

Phone (+32-2) 29 65159 - Email

Fax (+32-2) 29 80899

Responsibilities
  • Missions
Florence Voets
Secretary to Bernard Bulcke and Gerrit Spriet
Florence Voets

Phone (+32-2) 29 63851 - Email

Myriam Gonzalez Alonso
Secretary to Deputy Head of Cabinet
Myriam Gonzalez

Phone (+32-2) 29 96347 - Email

Dagmara Chodzicka-Merken
Secretary to Claes Bengtsson and Cathy Bril
Dagmara Chodzicka-Merken

Phone (+32-2) 29 91376 - Email

Mariana Vaclavova
Secretary to Head of cabinet Marc Vanheukelen
Mariana Vaclavova

Phone (+32-2) 29 63070 - Email

Katerina Rybarova
Secretary to Elena Peresso and Marjut Hannonen
Katerina Rybarova

Phone (+32-2) 29 87841 - Email

Marta Ausin-Garcia
Assistant to John Clancy

Phone (+32-2) 29 56783 - Email

Karlota DUMITRU
Assistant to Gerhard Hannes Welge

Phone (+32-2) 29 85889 - Email

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Jan Van Den Bossche
Jan Van Den Bossche

Phone (+32-2) 29 53244 - Email

Marjaana Ojala
Marjaana Ojala

Phone (+32-2) 29 50854 - Email

Fax (+32-2) 29 21485