• 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.

Mission letter

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European Parliament hearings

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



Appointments and meetings

  • Mon 23 Oct

    Citizen dialogue

    Günther Oettinger
  • Mon 23 Oct

    Speech at University Potsdam, on: new Degree in "Digitale Transformation"

    Günther Oettinger


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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