Contact the team

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European Commission
Rue de la Loi / Wetstraat 200
1049 Brussels
  • Head of Cabinet

    Ben Smulders

    Ben Smulders

    Responsibilities

    • Management of the Cabinet
  • Deputy Head of Cabinet

    Michelle Sutton

    Michelle Sutton

    Responsibilities

    • Deputising for the Head of Cabinet
    • Coordination of the team of Commissioners on Migration & Home Affairs, Citizenship & Justice and Security Union
    • Inter-institutional relations and GRI
    • Commission Work Programme and inter-institutional programming
    • Coordination of strategic agenda planning, communication and First Vice President Profile
    • Internal Audit (Internal Audit Service and Audit Progress Committee)

    Better Regulation and:

    • Financial Stability, Financial Services and Capital Markets Union
    • Anti-fraud
  • EXPERT AND COMMUNICATION ADVISER

    Anthony Agotha

    Responsibilities

    • Communication Adviser
    • Strategic agenda planning, Communication, First Vice President profile
    • Coordination of speeches
    • Relations with the European Parliament
    • Relations with National Parliaments
    • Relations with the Committee of the Regions and the European Economic and Social Committee
    • Subsidiarity and Proportionality

    Better Regulation and:

    • Maritime affairs and Fisheries Agriculture and Rural Development
  • Member of the Cabinet

    Riccardo Maggi

    Riccardo Maggi

    Responsibilities

    • Better Regulation policy
    • Subsidiarity and Proportionality
    • Comitology, Expert groups
    • Sustainable Development policy
    • Consumer policy

    Better Regulation and:

    • Energy Union
    • Climate action and Energy
    • Regional policy
    • International cooperation and development
    • Humanitarian aid
  • MEMBER OF THE CABINET

    Thomas Zerdick

    Responsibilities

    • Legal affairs
    • Rule of Law
    • Fundamental Rights (including Personal Data Protection)
    • Accession to the ECHR
    • Civil and Commercial Justice (except Company Law)
    • Criminal Justice
    • Infringements

    Better regulation and:

    • Trade
  • Member – Private secretary to the first vice president

    Liesbeth Koenen

    Liesbeth Koenen

    Responsibilities

    • Private Secretary to the First Vice President
    • Strategic agenda planning, Communication and First Vice President profile
    • Diary management
    • Liaison for travel and protocol logistics
    • Local security officer
    • Sustainable Development policy
    • Dialogue with churches, religious groups and non-faith communities

    Better Regulation and:

    • Climate action and energy
    • Environment
    • Education, Culture, Youth and Sport
    • Research, Science and Innovation
  • Member of the Cabinet

    Liene Balta

    Liene Balta

    Responsibilities

    • Coordination of the team of Commissioners on Migration & Home Affairs, Citizenship & Justice, Security Union
    • Migration
    • Security Union
    • Cooperation Verification Mechanism
    • Relations with Council
    • Relations with Turkey

    Better Regulation and:

    • External relations
    • European Neighbourhood policy and Enlargement negotiations
  • Member of the Cabinet

    Antoine Colombani

    Antoine Colombani

    Responsibilities

    • Transparency
    • European Citizens' Initiatives
    • Relations with the Ombudsman
    • Company Law

    Better Regulation and:

    • Euro and Social Dialogue, Economic & Financial Affairs
    • Jobs, Growth, Investment and Competiveness
    • Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs
    • Digital Single Market
    • Competition
    • Taxation and Customs
    • Health and Food Safety
  • MEMBER OF THE CABINET

    Helena Braun

    Responsibilities

    • Sustainable Development policy
    • Equality and Union Citizenship
    • Transparency

    Better Regulation and:

    • Energy Union
    • Climate action and Energy
    • Environment
    • Employment, Social Affairs, Skills and Labour Mobility
    • Maritime affairs and Fisheries
    • Agriculture and Rural Development 
  • Policy Assistant

    Maarten Smit

    Maarten Smit

    Responsibilities

    • Better Regulation policy
    • Internal Audit (Internal Audit Service and Audit Progress Committee)
    • Consumer policy

    Better Regulation and:

    • Euro and Social Dialogue, Economic and Financial Affairs
    • Jobs, Growth, Investment and Competiveness
    • Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs
    • Digital Single Market
    • Transport and Space
    • Budget and Human resources
  • Policy Assistant

    Saar Van Bueren

    Saar Van Bueren

    Responsibilities

    • Political assistant
    • Strategic agenda planning, Communication and First Vice President profile
    • Equality and Union citizenship
  • Administrative assistant to first vice-president and Liesbeth Koenen

    Ann De Lange

    Ann De Lange
  • Assistant to the Head of Cabinet

    Mafalda Vasconcelos

    Mafalda Vasconcelos
  • ASSISTANT TO THE DEPUTY HEAD OF CABINET, LIESBETH KOENEN (CORRESPONDENCE) AND SAAR VAN BUEREN

    Sandra Van de Weyer

  • Assistant to Riccardo Maggi, to Antoine Colombani and to Maarten Smit

    Milva Putzu

    Milva Putzu
  • ASSISTANT TO ANTHONY AGOTHA AND TO THOMAS ZERDICK

    Velina Nestorova

  • ASSISTANT TO LIENE BALTA AND TO HELENA BRAUN

    Ana Henriques

    Ana Henriques
  • Document Management

    Sandra Tegazzini

    Sandra Tegazzini
  • Document management

    Tiina Tapio

    Tiina Tapio