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  • Head of Cabinet

    Juergen Mueller

    Jürgen Müller

    Responsibilities

    • Management of the Cabinet
    • General strategy and overall policy coordination
    • Senior staff matters
    • Relations with the European Political Strategy Centre (EPSC)
    • Germany
  • Deputy Head of Cabinet

    Gabriella Pace

    Gabriella Pace

    Responsibilities

    • Deputising for the Head of Cabinet
    • Management of Cabinet support staff

    Portfolio

    • Strategy / coordination DG MARE
    • Relations with the Council (Fisheries)
    • Coordination TAC and quota negotiations
    • Common Fisheries Policy and structural support, policy development and coordination (MARE D.3)
    • Legal matters / implementation / infringements (ENV E)

    Non-portfolio

    • Member of the Inter-institutional relations Group (GRI)
    • Infringements
    • Jobs, Growth and Competitiveness
    • Employment, Social Affairs, Skills and Mobility
    • Justice, Consumers and Gender Equality
    • Regional Policy
    • Malta, Austria

     

  • Cabinet Expert

    William Neale

    William Neale

    Responsibilities

    Portfolio

    • Strategy / coordination with DG ENV (ENV A.1 & F.1)
    • Relations with the Council (Environment)
    • Relations with the European Parliament
    • Relations with the Ombudsman
    • Petitions
    • Relations with the European Environment Agency
    • Green finance & economic analysis (ENV A.2)
    • Environmental knowledge, Eco-innovation and SMEs, including noise and urban environment (ENV A.3)
    • Budget and Audit, including relations with the European Court of Auditors (ENV SRD.2, MARE E.1)

    Non-portfolio

    • Substitute Member of the Inter-Institutional Relations group (GRI)
    • Better Regulation, Inter-Institutional Relations and Commission Work Programme
    • Budget and Human Resources
    • Transport
    • United Kingdom, Netherlands
  • Member

    András Inotai

    András Inotai

    Responsibilities

    Portfolio

    • Maritime innovation, marine knowledge and investment (MARE A.1)
    • Blue Economy Sectors, Aquaculture and Maritime Spatial Planning (MARE A.2)
    • Sea Basin Strategies, Maritime Regional Cooperation (MARE A.3)
    • Maritime Security (MARE A.3)
    • Economic analysis, markets and impact assessments (MARE A.4)
    • Ocean Governance and Law of the Sea (MARE B.1), excluding Arctic
    • Regional Fisheries Management Organisations (MARE B.2)
    • Illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing (IUU) (MARE B.4)
    • Trade negotiations and Sustainable Fisheries Partnership Agreements (MARE B.3)
    • Fisheries control and inspections (including relations with European Fisheries Control Agency) (MARE D.4)
    • Infringements (MARE E.4)
    • EFSI, European Semester and Europe 2020 Strategy (ENV E.2, F.1)

    Non-portfolio

    • Competition and State Aid
    • Trade
    • Investment Plan, Economic and Financial Affairs, Taxation and Customs
    • Euro and Social Dialogue
    • Hungary, Poland, Slovakia, Czech Republic
  • Member

    Aurore Maillet

    Aurore Maillet

    Responsibilities

    Portfolio

    • Circular Economy & Green Growth (ENV B)
    • Sustainable production, products and consumption (ENV B.1)
    • Waste management,  recycling policies and secondary raw materials (ENV B.3)
    • Sustainable chemicals (ENV B.2)
    • Global Sustainable Development (ENV  F), including Sustainable Development Goals (ENV F.1) and external dimension of environment policy (ENV F.2 & F.3)

    Non-portfolio

    • Sustainable development
    • Energy Union
    • Climate Action and Energy
    • France, Belgium, Luxembourg
  • Member of Cabinet / Communication Adviser

    Brian Synnott

    Brian Synnott

    Responsibilities

    Portfolio

    • Communication strategy
    • Relation with DG ENV and MARE communication teams
    • Articles, Blogs, Website, Social Media
    • Overview of Commissioner's Speeches and Messages
    • Relations with the Economic and Social Committee and the Committee of the Regions

    Non-portfolio

    • Relations with the Spokespersons Service
    • Education, Culture, Youth and Sport
    • Digital Agenda/Digital Economy and Society
    • Ireland, Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia
  • Member of cabinet

    Andrew Bianco

    Andrew Bianco

    Responsibilities

    Portfolio

    • Natural Capital (ENV D), including land use and management (ENV D.1), biodiversity (ENV D.2) and nature protection (D.3)
    • Fisheries policy in the Mediterranean and the Black Sea, incl. GFCM (MARE D.1, D.2)

    Non-portfolio

    • Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs
    • Financial Stability, Financial Services and Capital markets
    • Research, Science and Innovation
    • Cyprus, Croatia, Greece, Slovenia
  • Policy Assistant

    Antonina Rousseva

    Antonina Rousseva

    Responsibilities

    Portfolio

    • Fisheries policy in the Atlantic and Outermost Regions, incl. structural support (MARE C.1 & C.2)
    • Arctic Policy (MARE B.1)
    • Scientific advice data collection and Data management (MARE  C.3, C.4)
    • LIFE-Programme (ENV D.4, EASME)
    • Special Advisors and Trainees

    Non-portfolio

    • Foreign Affairs and Security
    • European Neighbourhood Policy and Enlargement Negotiations
    • Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Management
    • International Cooperation and Development
    • Bulgaria, Romania, Spain, Portugal
  • Policy Assistant

    Lanfranco Fanti

    Lanfranco Fanti

    Responsibilities

    Portfolio

    • Water policies, including marine environment (ENV C.1, C.2)
    • Air quality and industrial emissions & safety (ENV C.3, C.4)
    • Fisheries policy in the Baltic Sea and North Sea, incl. structural support (MARE C.1 & C.2)
    • Relations with National Parliaments

    Non-portfolio

    • Health and Food Safety
    • Agriculture and Rural Development
    • Migration, Home Affairs and Citizenship
    • Security Union
    • Italy, Denmark, Sweden, Finland
  • Archivist (DMO)

    Taha Essefiani

    Taha Essefiani

    Responsibilities

    • Document management and archives
  • Assistant to the Commissioner

    Maria Schembri

    Maria Schembri
  • Assistant to the Commissioner and Brian Synnott

    Aleksandra Zagar

    Aleksandra Zagar
  • Assistant to the Head of Cabinet

    Adrian Labosan

    Adrian Labosan
  • Assistant to the Deputy Head of Cabinet Gabriella Pace and Andrew Bianco

    Maria Cotan

    Maria Cotan
  • Assistant to William Neale and Antonina Rousseva

    Pia Fogsgaard

    Pia Fogsgaard
  • Assistant to Astrid Ladefoged, András Inotai and Lanfranco Fanti

    Laure Lalanne

    Laure Lalanne
  • Driver

    Thierry Mascré

    Thierry Mascré
  • Driver

    Joseph Seykens

    Joseph Seykens