Contact

Address:

European Commission

Rue de la Loi / Wetstraat 200

1049 Brussels

Belgium

Press contact

Media enquiries should be directed to the European Commission press service.

Responsibilities

  • Commission Vice-President in charge of coordinating the external action of the European Union.
  • Coordinating the external dimension of the work of the Commissioners, improving the link between internal and external aspects of the Commission’s policies. 
  • Chairing the Commissioners’ Group on a Stronger Europe in the World.
  • Promoting the EU as a global leader, working to strengthen the EU’s capacity to act autonomously and promote its values and interests globally.
  • Helping the EU to take decisions in a faster and more efficient way.
  • Progressing towards a European Defence Union, ensuring coherence and consistency in the Commission’s work linked to defence.
  • Ensuring external financial instruments are used strategically, contribute to the EU’s wider political aims and enhance Europe’s leadership and influence in the world.

Blog

“A Window on the World” – Blog by the High Representative/Vice President Josep Borrell

Blog by Josep Borrell on his activities and European foreign policy. Also features interviews, op-eds, and selected speeches and videos.

 

Mission letter

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European Parliament hearings

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Team

Josep Borrell Fontelles's team supports him in his daily work.
Team page

Calendar

Appointments and meetings

  • Thu 03 Dec
    Meeting

    Mr Josep Borrell participates via videoconference in the 27th Ministerial Council of the Organisation for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE)

    Josep Borrell Fontelles
  • Fri 04 Dec
    Meeting

    Mr Josep Borrell holds a videoconference call with Mr Francisco Bustillo, Minister for Foreign Affairs of Uruguay

    Josep Borrell Fontelles

Transparency

As part of the Commission’s commitment to transparency, Commissioners and their members of Cabinet publish information on meetings held with organisations or self-employed individuals.

In line with the Commission's Code of Conduct for Members of the Commission, each Commissioner publishes a Declaration of Interests.

A signed, authentic version is published at the bottom of this page.

A machine-readable version of all Declarations is also published. This is in line with the requirements of the Code of Conduct.

The Declarations of Interests follow the requirements set out in Article 3 and in Annex 1 of the new Code of Conduct for Commissioners.

Biography

  • High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy/Vice-President of the Commission for a Stronger Europe in the World

    2019-present

  • Minister of Foreign Affairs, the European Union and Cooperation, Spain

    2018-2019

  • Jean Monnet Chair of European Economic Integration, Complutense University of Madrid

    2013-2016

  • President of the European University Institute, Florence

    2010-2012

  • Member of the European Parliament, Chair of the Committee on Development

    2007-2009

  • President of the European Parliament

    2004-2007

  • Member of the Parliament of Spain

    1986-2003

  • Minister of Public works, Transport, Telecommunications and the Environment

    1991-1996

  • State Secretary for Treasury

    1984-1991

  • Secretary-General for Budget and Public Expenditure

    1982-1984