Responsibilities

  • Negotiating and managing the EU budget; ensuring the budget is invested in the best way to serve EU citizens.
  • Reporting on how the budget is spent to the European Parliament, the Council and the European Court of Auditors.
  • Protecting the EU budget from fraud and corruption.
  • Developing a corporate talent‑management policy as the Commission strives to achieve savings in a difficult economic environment.
  • Making sure that women represent 40% of the Commission's senior and middle management by the end of 2019.
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European Parliament hearings

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Team

Günther Oettinger's team supports him in his daily work
Team page

Agenda

Appointments and meetings

Mon 29 May

Agenda

Keynote speech at the G20 Think Tank Summit des Tagesspiegel, Berlin

With: Günther Oettinger
Tue 30 May

Agenda

Press conference draft budget 2018

With: Günther Oettinger

Biography

German nationality. One child.

European Commissioner for Budget & Human Resources
  • January 2017-present
European Commissioner for Digital Economy and Society
  • November 2014-December 2016
European Commissioner for Energy
  • February 2010-October 2014
Minister-President of Baden-Württemberg, Germany
  • 2005-10
Member of the Governing Board and Federal Executive Committee of the CDU
  • 2005-present
Chairman of the federal media policy committee of the CDU
  • 2006-10
Member of the regional Parliament of Baden-Württemberg, Germany
  • 1984-2010
Chairman of the commission responsible for Federalism Reform II
  • 2007-09
Chairman of the Christian Democratic Union of Baden-Württemberg, Germany
  • 2005-09
Lawyer and partner of an audit and tax consultancy
  • 1984-2005
City Councillor for Ditzingen, Germany
  • 1997-93
Second State Law Examination
  • 1982