Contact the team

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

    Michael Hager

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    Responsibilities
    • Strategy and policy-setting  
    • Management of the Cabinet
    • Relations with the President’s Cabinet and Executive Vice-Presidents’ Cabinets
    • Relations with the Secretariat-General
    • International and interinstitutional relations
    • Senior personnel matters
    • Deepening Europe’s Economic and Monetary Union
    • EU Council of Ministers: Economic and Financial affairs and the Eurogroup
  • Deputy Head of Cabinet

    Žaneta Vegnere

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    Responsibilities

    Portfolio

    • Relations with DG Financial Stability, Financial Services and Capital Markets Union (FISMA)
    • International role of the euro
    • Enlargement of the euro area (with Mirzha de Manuel)
    • Relations with European Parliament, European Economic and Social Committee, Committee of the Regions (with Maija Celmiņa)

     

    Non-portfolio

    • “A Europe fit for the digital age”
    • Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs  (GROW)
    • Competition Policy (COMP)
    • Inter-Institutional Relations group (GRI)
  • Member of Cabinet

    Pim Lescrauwaet

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    Responsibilities
    • Preparations of Council meetings on economic and financial affairs and the Eurogroup
    • Budgetary surveillance
    • Stability and Growth Pact
    • Relations with the European Fiscal Board/national fiscal frameworks
    • European Semester, Macroeconomic Imbalance Procedure
    • ERM-II and relations with the European Central Bank (with Jérôme Deslandes)
    • Coordination with the Cabinet of Commissioner Gentiloni
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    Mirzha de Manuel

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    Responsibilities
    • Deepening the Economic and Monetary Union
    • European Unemployment Benefit Scheme
    • Budget Instrument for Convergence and Competitiveness (with Gints Freimanis)
    • European Semester, integration of the UN Sustainable Development Goals
    • Post-programme and enhanced surveillance
    • Relations with the European Stability Mechanism
    • European Court of Auditors
    • Euro coins
  • Member of Cabinet

    Sofja Ribkina

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    Responsibilities

    Portfolio

    • Investment, Sustainable Europe Investment Plan, InvestEU
    • Relations with the European Investment Bank, European Investment Fund
    • Relations with the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD)
    • European financial architecture for development

     

    Non-portfolio

    • Multiannual Financial Framework (MFF), EU Budget and own resources.
  • Member of Cabinet

    Andrea Beltramello

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    Responsibilities

    Portfolio

    • Coordination with the Directorate-General for Financial Stability, Financial Services and Capital Markets Union (DG FISMA)
    • Sustainable finance
    • Financial and non-financial reporting, auditing and credit rating agencies
    • Retail financial services and payments
    • Digital finance

     

    Non-portfolio

    • “A European Green Deal”
      • Climate Action

      • Energy

      • Mobility and Transport

  • Member of Cabinet

    Jérôme Deslandes

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    Responsibilities
    • Banking Union
    • State aid
    • Relations with the European Central Bank (with Pim Lescrauwaet)
    • Relations with the Single Resolution Board and /Single Supervisory Mechanism
    • Relations with the European Systemic Risk Board
    • Relations with the European Banking Authority
    • Macro-prudential questions
    • Insolvency
    • Anti-money laundering
  • Member of cabinet

    Elīna Melngaile

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    Responsibilities

    Portfolio

    • Group for External Coordination (EXCO)
    • Relations with International Financial Institutions
    • Coordination of G7/G20
    • Sanctions
    • Trade
    • External economic dialogues
    • International Platform for Sustainable Finance
    • Coordination with the Cabinet of Commissioner Hogan

     

    Non-portfolio

    • European Neighbourhood Policy and Enlargement Negotiations 
    • European External Action Service (EEAS)
    • “Promoting the European way of life”
      • Migration and Home Affairs       

  • Member of Cabinet/Communications Adviser

    Vanessa Mock

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    Responsibilities

    Portfolio

    • Communication and Information Strategy (with Maija Celmiņa)
    • Media relations
    • The Executive Vice-President’s strategy for social media
    • Communication and relations with the Spokesperson’s Service

     

    Non-portfolio

    • “A Stronger Europe in the World”
      • International Cooperation and Development

      • European Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid Operations

    • “A European Green Deal”

      • Environment

      • Maritime Affairs and Fisheries

  • Member of Cabinet

    Gints Freimanis

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    Responsibilities

    Portfolio

    • Taxation and Customs
    • Regional and urban policy
    • Structural Reform Support Service (DG REFORM)
    • Budget Instrument for Convergence and Competitiveness (with Mirzha de Manuel)
    • Coordination with Commissioner Ferreira’s Cabinet

     

    Non-Portfolio

    • Defense Industry and Space
    • Research, Science and Innovation
    • Agriculture and Rural Development
    • I.D.E.A. and foresight
    • European Anti-Fraud Office (OLAF)
  • Member of Cabinet

    Ruth Paserman

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    Responsibilities

    Portfolio

    • Social Dialogue: relations with EU social partners
    • Employment, Social Affairs and Labour Mobility
    • The European Pillar of Social Rights
    • Demography 
    • European Semester: Employment and Social Policies and UN Sustainable Development Goals
    • Social Dimension of the EMU
    • EU Council of Ministers: EPSCO
    • Macroeconomic dialogue
    • Tripartite Social Summits
    • Statistics, Eurostat
    • Coordination with the Cabinet of Commissioner Schmit

     

    Non-portfolio

    • “Promoting the European way of life”
      • Skills

      • Health and food safety

      • Education, youth, sport and culture

    • “Values and Transparencies”

      • Rule of law, Justice and Consumers

      • Equality

  • Policy Assistant

    Maija Celmina

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    Responsibilities

    Portfolio

     

    • Communications and Information Strategy (with Vanessa Mock)
    • Latvian press, social media and events 
    • Relations with Latvian stakeholders
    • Planning the Executive Vice-President’s agenda
    • Citizens’ dialogues
    • Macro-financial assistance, including to Ukraine
    • Relations with European Parliament, European Economic and Social Committee, Committee of the Regions (with Žaneta Vegnere)
    • Relations with national parliaments

     

    Non-Portfolio

    • “A Europe fit for the digital age”
      • Communications Networks, Content and Technology 

    • “A New push for European Democracy”
      • Conference on the Future of Europe

  • Policy Assistant/ Speechwriter

    Jeremy Smith

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    Responsibilities
    • The Executive Vice-President’s speeches
    • Social media
  • Assistant to the Executive Vice-President

    Liis Laur

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    Responsibilities
    • Coordination with the Commission Protocol
    • Correspondence of the Executive Vice-President
    • Agenda
    • Publication of the Executive Vice-President’s missions
  • Assistant to the Head of Cabinet

    Daniela Sandu

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    Responsibilities
    • Coordination of administrative arrangements
    • Coordination of budgetary arrangements
    • Business Continuity Management
    • Missions
    • Local Security Officer
    • E-College
  • Assistant to the Deputy Head of Cabinet

    Petra Kuehnen

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    Responsibilities
    • Preparation of files on interinstitutional relations (GRI)
    • E-College
    • Training
  • Assistant to Pim Lescrauwaet and Mirzha de Manuel

    Anca Stanescu

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    Responsibilities

    Portfolio

    • Preparations of files for meetings of the Council on economic and financial affairs (ECOFIN) and the Eurogroup
    • Preparation of files on the European Semester on coordination of EU economic policy
    • Relations with economic advisers (European Semester Officers) in the Representations
  • Assistant to Sofja RIBKINA and Jérôme DESLANDES

    Annija Pētersone

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  • Assistant to Andrea BELTRAMELLO

    Marzenna Piekucinska

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  • Assistant to Elina Melngaile and Gints Freimanis

    Anne Lukaszczyk

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  • On maternity leave

    Simona Siarik

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  • Assistant to Vanessa Mock and Ruth Paserman

    Aikaterini Chrysogelou

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  • Documents Management Officer/Archives

    Gertrud Schon

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    Responsibilities
    • Parliamentary questions and petitions
    • Transparency register
    • Access to documents requests
    • European Anti-Fraud Office (OLAF)
    • E-College
    • Preparation of files for weekly pre-College meetings (‘Hebdo’)
  • Documents Management Officer/Archives

    Susana Delmas Costa

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    Responsibilities
    • Parliamentary questions and petitions
    • Transparency register
    • Access to documents requests
    • European Anti-Fraud Office (OLAF)
    • E-College
    • Preparation of files for weekly pre-College meetings (‘Hebdo’)