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Team Thyssen
  • Head of Cabinet

    Inge Bernaerts

    Inge Bernaerts

    Responsibilities

    • Management of the Cabinet
    • Overall strategic coordination and policy formation and supervision
    • Senior personnel issues
  • Deputy Head of Cabinet

    Ruth Paserman

    Ruth Paserman

    Responsibilities

    Portfolio

    • Deputises for the Head of Cabinet
    • Coordination European Semester
    • Social dimension of Economic and Monetary Union (EMU) and social impact assessments
    • European Pillar of Social Rights
    • Relations with Employment, Social Affairs & Inclusion (EMPL)
    • Relations with Eurostat (ESTAT)
    • Relations with the Council (related to soft law and European Semester)
    • Management of support staff

    College

    • Euro and Social Dialogue (Vice-President Dombrovskis)
    • Jobs, Growth, Investment and Competitiveness (Vice-President Katainen)
    • Group of Interinstitutional Relations (GRI)
    • Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs
  • Expert

    Baudouin Baudru

    Baudouin Baudru

    Responsibilities

    Portfolio

    • Budgetary planning and financial management
    • European Social Fund
    • EAGF
    • EaSi
    • Fund for European aid to the most deprived
    • Social Economy
    • Relations with EIB and other International Financial Institutions
    • Gender equality
    • Relations with national parliaments
    • ESTAT: ESA, EPSAS
    • Growth and Investment Package

    College

    • Budget and Human Resources (Commissioner Oettinger)
    • Budget (BUDG)
    • Internal audit (IAS)
    • Anti-fraud (OLAF)
    • Human resources and security (HR)
    • Relations with Court of Auditors
    • Regional policy (REGIO)
    • Agriculture and rural development (AGRI)
    • Maritime affairs and fisheries (MARE)
    • Relations with Secretariat General (Commission work programme and planning and reporting) (SG)
  • Member of Cabinet

    Piet Van Nuffel

    Responsibilities

    Portfolio

    • Free movement of workers
    • Coordination of social security schemes
    • Labour law
    • Infringements
    • Health and safety at the workplace
    • Relations with the Council (legislative files)
    • Relations with the European Foundation for the Improvement of Living and Working Conditions (Eurofound) and the European Agency for Occupational Safety and Health (EU-OSHA)
    • Better regulation

    College

    • Better Regulation, Interinstitutional Relations, Rule of Law and the Charter of Fundamental Rights (First Vice-President Timmermans)
    • Legal Service (SJ)
    • Competition (COMP)
    • Justice and Consumers (JUST)
    • Health and food safety (SANTE)
    • Rule of law and the Charter of fundamental rights
    • BREXIT
  • Member of Cabinet

    Julie Anne Fionda

    Julie Fionda

    Responsibilities

    Portfolio

    • Skills, vocational training, lifelong learning
    • Employment services and EURES
    • Micro-finance
    • Social innovation
    • Relations with the European Centre for Development of Vocational Training and the European training Foundation
    • Relations with the Council (Skills)

    College

    • Digital Single Market (Vice-President Andrus Ansip)
    • Digital Economy and Society (CNECT)
    • Education, Culture, Youth and sport (EAC)
    • Research, Science and Innovation (RTD)
    • Joint Research Centre (JRC)
    • Environment (ENV)
  • Member of Cabinet

    Vasiliki Kokkori

    Vasiliki Kokkori

    Responsibilities

    Portfolio

    • Labour market policies
    • Youth employment
    • Social protection
    • Social inclusion and anti-poverty
    • Relations with EMCO and SPC
    • Employment and social analysis

    College

    • Economic and financial affairs (ECFIN)
    • Taxation and customs union (TAXUD)
    • Migration, Home Affairs and Citizenship (HOME)
    • Financial stability, financial services and capital markets union
  • Personal Assistant to the Commissioner

    Raf De Backer

    Raf De Backer

    Responsibilities

    Portfolio

    • Personal assistant to the Commissioner
    • Relations with the European Parliament
    • Parliamentary questions
    • Petitions
    • Relations with the Ombudsman
    • External Relations and relations with International Organisations
    • Special Advisers

    College

    • High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy (Vice-President Federica Mogherini)
    • Trade (TRADE)
    • Foreign Affairs and Security policy (EEAS and FPI)
    • Defence
  • Policy Assistant

    Jonathan Stabenow

    Jonathan Stabenow

    Responsibilities

    Portfolio

    • Social dialogue
    • Labour law – collective rights
    • Rights of persons with disabilities
    • Relations with EESC and COR
    • Relations with civil society
    • General assistance on portfolio

    College

    • Energy Union (Vice-President Maroš Šefčovič)
    • Energy (ENER)
    • Climate action (CLIMA)
    • Transport (MOVE)
    • Assistance on Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs
  • Policy Assistant and Communication Adviser

    Natasja Bohez Rubiano

    bohez-rubiano

    Responsibilities

    • Assistance on communication and press matters
    • Social media, website
    • Relations with communication and spokesperson’s service (COMM and SPP)
    • Coordination of speech writers
    • Coordination of trainees

    College

    • Humanitarian aid and crisis management (ECHO)
    • Neighbourhood and enlargement (NEAR)
    • International cooperation and development (DEVCO)
  • Personal Secretary to the Commissioner and to Jonathan Stabenow

    Marina Stas

    Marina Stas
  • Personal Secretary to the Commissioner and to Natasja Bohez Rubiano

    Triin Pakkonen

    Triin Pakkonen
  • Assistant to Inge Bernaerts

    Beata Macher

    Responsibilities

    • Cabinet's Human Resources
  • Assistant to Ruth Paserman and to Vasiliki Kokkori

    Francesco Calledda

    Francesco Calledda

    Responsibilities

    • Cross Cabinet Requests Manager (BASIS)
  • Assistant to Baudouin Baudru and to Raf De Backer

    Séverine Daelman

    Séverine Daelman

    Responsibilities

    • Cabinet’s budget management
  • Assistant to Julie Fionda and Piet Van Nuffel

    Jana Botkova

    Jana Botkova
  • Archives and Document Management

    Anne-Marie Raman

    Anne-Marie Raman

    Responsibilities

    Local security officer (LSO)

  • Trainee (Blue book)

    Sofia Afanasjeva

    Sofia Afanasjeva
  • Trainee (NEPT)

    Janne Catharina Vink

    Janne Catharina Vink
  • Driver

    Ciro Provenzano

    Ciro Provenzano
  • Driver

    Alain Ducci