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
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Agenda

Appointments and meetings

Tue 02 May

Agenda

Participation Panel at B20 - official business dialogue of the G20

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