The first and foremost priority for me as Commissioner for Economic and Monetary Affairs is growth and jobs, in the context of macroeconomic stability.
My objective is to promote the coordination of a strategy for an exit from the current economic crisis. We need to ensure the sustainability of public finances and to improve their quality in all Members States.
The euro area and its gradual enlargement will be a particular focus of my responsibilities.
I will represent the Commission in international discussions on economic, monetary and financial matters to promote the EU's interest, notably in the G7 and the G20.
>> Mission letter from President Barroso [159 KB]
What DG Economic and Financial Affairs (DG ECFIN) is responsible for
The Directorate-General for Economic and Financial Affairs (DG ECFIN)
DG ECFIN reports to the Commissioner for Economic and Monetary Affairs, Olli Rehn. It strives to improve the economic wellbeing of the citizens of the European Union, by developing and promoting policies that lead to sustainable economic growth, a high level of employment, stable public finances and financial stability.
- ECFIN Mission statement [178 KB]
DG ECFIN Organisation
DG ECFIN has nearly 550 permanent staff, most - around 440 - based in Brussels and the remainder in Luxembourg.
Marco Buti has been Director-General for Economic and Financial Affairs at the European Commission since December 2008, after a 6-month period as acting Director-General.