Contact

Address:

Rue de la Loi / Wetstraat 200

1049 Brussels

Belgium

Press contact

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

Responsibilities

  • Guarantee the smooth functioning of the single market, including the free movement of goods and services, both online and in the physical world.
  • Help small and medium-sized businesses and start-ups grow, expand and employ more people, including through improved access to finance.   
  • Establish a level playing field across the single market and address distortive effects of foreign subsidies, in particular in relation to public procurement.
  • Devise a comprehensive long-term strategy to help European industry lead the green and digital transition while ensuring fair competition.
  • Ensure European industry's full input to climate-neutrality by 2050 and a circular economy.
  • Enhancing Europe’s technological sovereignty by putting the right policies and investment in place eg in the areas of data, artificial intelligence, 5G, defence and space technology.  
  • Leading on a new Digital Services Act to reinforce the single market for digital services, clarify obligations of online platforms, and give smaller businesses legal clarity and a level playing field.
  • Strengthen Europe’s cybersecurity, using certification, security of network and information systems, rapid emergency response strategies, and a joint Cyber Unit.
  • Strengthen EU tools to prevent and counter disinformation and fake information online, while preserving freedom of expression, freedom of the press and media pluralism.
  • Contribute to an updated Digital Education Action Plan to equip young people and adults with the skills they need for life and work in the digital age.
  • Ensure EU intellectual property regime is coherent, competitive and fit for the digital age.
  • Implement the European Defence Fund and the Action Plan on Military Mobility.
  • Foster a strong and innovative space industry, maintaining the EU's autonomous, reliable and cost-effective access to space.
  • Improve the crucial link between space, defence and security.

Mission letter

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European Parliament hearings

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Team

Thierry Breton's team supports him in his daily work.
Team page

Calendar

Appointments and meetings

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

  • CEO of Atos

    2008-2019

  • Professor (Leadership and corporate accountability), Harvard University

    2007-2008

  • Minister for Economy, Finance and Industry

    2005-2007

  • CEO of France Telecom

    2002-2005

  • CEO of Thomson Multimedia

    1997-2002

  • Director for Strategy and Development, then Director-General of Bull

    1993-1997

  • Elected Vice-President of the Poitou-Charentes region

    1986-1992