Contact the team

Address

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

    Michael Hager

    Responsibilities
    • Strategy and policy-setting  
    • Management of the Cabinet
    • Relations with the President’s Cabinet, Executive Vice-Presidents’ and HRVP Cabinets and the SG
    • International and inter-institutional relations
    • Senior personnel matters
    • Deepening of Europe’s Economic and Monetary Union
    • Eurogroup, ECOFIN
    • Foreign Affairs Council – Trade
    • Commissioners group:
      • An Economy that Works for People
      • A Stronger Europe in the World 
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  • Deputy Head of Cabinet

    Žaneta Vegnere

    Responsibilities

    Portfolio

    • Inter-institutional relations group
    • Commission Work Programme
    • Relations with European Parliament
    • Investment policy
    • Multilateral Investment Court
    • Level playing field
    • Trade and SMEs
    • Export controls and dual use
    • International role of the euro
    • Enlargement of the euro area
    • China

     

    Non-portfolio:

    • Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs
    • Competition Policy
    • Defense Industry and Space
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  • Cabinet Expert

    Cristina Rueda-Catry

    Responsibilities

    Portfolio

    • Trade Policy Review
    • Coordination of FAC – Trade
    • Enforcement and implementation
    • Level playing field
    • Anti-coercion instrument
    • Intellectual property, including geographical indications, counterfeiting, origin markings and patents
    • Agriculture and trade
    • Mexico
    • Latin America, Mercosur
    • European Free Trade Agreement (EFTA), Switzerland
    • UK (post-Brexit)
    • South Asia

     

    Non-portfolio

    • Agriculture and Rural Development (AGRI)
    • I.D.E.A. and foresight
    Cristina RUEDA-CATRY
  • Cabinet Expert

    Pim Lescrauwaet

    Responsibilities
    • Economic policy coordination and crisis response
    • European Semester
    • Budgetary and macroeconomic surveillance
    • Stability and Growth Pact, fiscal frameworks
    • Relations with the European Fiscal Board
    • ERM-II
    • Relations with the European Central Bank
    • Coordination with the Cabinet of Commissioner Gentiloni
    • Council meetings on economic and financial affairs, and Eurogroup
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  • Member of Cabinet/Communications Adviser

    Vanessa Mock

    Responsibilities

    Portfolio

    • Communication, media and social media strategies
    • Relations with international press for Trade and for Economic Affairs
    • Coordination of communications team
    • Communication and Spokesperson’s Service
    • Dialogue with Civil Society
    • Transparency
    • Trade and gender

     

    Commissioners Group

    • A New Push for European Democracy

     

    Non-portfolio

    • Democracy and Demography
    • Equality
    • Values and Transparency
    • Conference on the Future of Europe
    • Citizens’ dialogues
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  • Member of Cabinet

    Caroline Boeshertz

    Responsibilities

    Portfolio

    • Sanitary and Phytosanitary issues (SPS)
    • Technical barriers to trade
    • Procurement, including International Procurement Instrument
    • Services
    • Due diligence
    • Trade and energy
    • Raw materials
    • Trade and biotech
    • Middle East, except Turkey
    • Iran, Iraq

     

    Commissioners Group:

    • A European Green Deal

     

    Non-portfolio:

    • Energy (ENER)
    • Mobility and Transport (MOVE)
    • Health and Food Safety (SANTE)
    • Rule of law, Justice and Consumers (JUST)
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  • Member of Cabinet

    Gints Freimanis

    Responsibilities

    Portfolio

    • Taxation and Customs (TAXUD)
    • Regional and Urban Policy (REGIO)
    • Structural Reform Support (REFORM)
    • Coordination with Commissioner Elisa Ferreira’s Cabinet
    • Euro coins
    • CBAM
    • ETS
    • Digital taxation
    • Rules of origin
    • Turkey

     

    Non-Portfolio

    • Research, Science and Innovation (RTD)
    • European Anti-Fraud Office (OLAF)
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  • Member of Cabinet

    Sofja Ribkina

    Responsibilities

    Portfolio

    • Trade Defence Instruments
    • Foreign Direct Investment
    • Sustainable Europe Investment Plan
    • InvestEU
    • European financial architecture for development
    • Relations with EIB, EIF and EBRD
    • Relations with the European Court of Auditors
    • Russia and Central Asia

     

    Non-portfolio

    • Budget and Own Resources, MFF (BUDG)
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  • Member of cabinet

    Elīna Melngaile

    Responsibilities

    Portfolio

    • Transatlantic Relationship (USA, Canada)
    • WTO 
    • Coordination of G7/G20
    • Relations with International Financial Institutions
    • Group for External Coordination – EXCO
    • Export credits
    • Balkans
    • Eastern Partnership countries, except Ukraine
    • Enlargement negotiations

    Non-portfolio

    • EU Restrictive Measures
    • European External Action Service (EEAS)
    • International Platform for Sustainable Finance
    • Infringements
    • European Neighborhood Policy and Enlargement Negotiations (NEAR)
    • Migration and Home Affairs (HOME)
    • European Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid Operations (ECHO)
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  • Member of Cabinet

    Andrea Beltramello

    Responsibilities

    Portfolio

    • Trade and sustainable development (including climate and environment, labour and human rights)
    • International cooperation and development
    • SDGs 
    • Conflict minerals
    • Due diligence
    • Generalised System of Preferences (GSP)
    • Africa, including North Africa/Southern Neighbourhood and Euromed
    • African, Caribbean and Pacific Group of States (ACP) and Cotonou
    • Coordination with Cabinet of Commissioner McGuinness and DG Financial Stability, Financial Services and Capital Markets Union (FISMA)
    • Relations with ECB, relations with European financial services agencies

    Commissioners Group

    • A European Green Deal

    Non-portfolio

    • International Partnerships (DEVCO)
    • Climate Action (CLIMA)
    • Environment (ENVI)
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  • Policy coordinator/Member of the Cabinet

    Kevin Keary

    Responsibilities
    • WTO
    • Australia
    • New Zealand
    • ASEAN
    • Japan
    • South Korea
    • Relations with Ombudsman
    • Petitions
    • Access to Documents
    • Relations with Think Tanks

     

    Non-portfolio:

    • Better Regulation
    • Maritime Affairs and Fisheries (MARE)
    • Global Gateway Connectivity

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  • Member of Cabinet

    Mirzha de Manuel

    Responsibilities
    • Recovery and Resilience Facility
    • European Unemployment Benefit Scheme
    • European Pillar of Social Rights
    • Employment and Social Policies
    • Social Dialogue and relations with EU social partners
    • Relations with the European Stability Mechanism
    • Post-programme and enhanced surveillance
    • Deepening the Economic and Monetary Union
    • Coordination with the Cabinet of Commissioner Schmit
    • EPSCO Council
    • Tripartite Social Summits
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  • Policy Assistant

    Maija Celmina

    Responsibilities

    Portfolio

    • Digital trade, including e-commerce
    • Communication
    • Latvian press, social media and events 
    • Relations with Latvian stakeholders
    • The EVP’s agenda planning
    • Ukraine
    • Macro-financial assistance
    • Relations with European Parliament 
    • Relations with European Economic and Social Committee
    • Relations with Committee of the Regions
    • Relations with national parliaments   

    Commissioners Group

    • A Europe Fit for Digital Age
    • Promoting our European Way of Life 

    Non-portfolio

    • Communications Networks, Content and Technology (CNECT)
    • Education, Youth, Sport and Culture (EAC)
    • Skills
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  • Policy Assistant/ Speechwriter

    Jeremy Smith

    Responsibilities
    • Executive Vice-President’s speeches
    • Managing the EVP’s social media
    • Communications for Eurogroup/ECOFIN
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  • Assistant to the Executive Vice-President

    Aikaterini Chrysogelou

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

    Daniela Sandu

    Responsibilities
    • Coordination of Administrative arrangements
    • Coordination of Budgetary arrangements
    • HR correspondent
    • Business Continuity Management
    • Digital Ambassador
    • Missions
    • LSO
    • E-College
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  • Assistant to the Deputy Head of Cabinet

    Petra Kuehnen

    Responsibilities
    • Preparation of GRI file
    • E-College
    • Trainings
    • Parliamentary questions 
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  • Assistant to Cabinet Members Elīna MELNGAILE and Gints FREIMANIS

    Simona Siarik

    Responsibilities
    • Preparation of files for JF with DG TRADE
    • Cross Cabinets briefing coordinator
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  • Assistant to Cabinet Members Andrea Beltramello and Caroline Boeshertz

    Marzenna Piekucinska

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  • Assistant to Cabinet Members Vanessa MOCK and Cristina RUEDA-CATRY

    Dagmar Allmann

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  • ASSISTANT TO CABINET MEMBERS SOFJA RIBKINA AND KEVIN KEARY

    Annija Pētersone

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  • Assistant to Cabinet Members PIM LESCRAUWAET AND MIRZHA DE MANUEL

    Maaria Wierink

    Responsibilities

    Portfolio

    • Assistant to Cabinet Members Pim Lescrauwaert and Mirzha De Manuel
    • Preparation of the Eurogroup and ECOFIN files
    • Preparation of the European Semester files
    • Relations with the European Semester Officers
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  • Documents Management Officer/Archives

    Deborah Grassetti

    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’)
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  • DOCUMENTS MANAGEMENT OFFICER/ARCHIVES

    Fatiha Mehladi

    Responsibilities
    • DECIDE petitions
    • Transparency register
    • Access to documents requests
    • European Anti-Fraud Office (OLAF)
    • E-College
    • Preparation of College files and weekly pre-College meetings (‘Hebdo’)
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  • National Expert in Professional Training

    Philip Halberg Nielsen

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  • Bluebook stagiaires

    Mara Bläsing

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  • Bluebook stagiaires

    Aleksandra Mihailova

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