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

  • Overall lead on building a future-ready economy that works for people and delivers stability, jobs, growth and investment.
  • Chairing the Commissioners’ Group on an Economy that Works for People, leading the Commission's work on deepening the Economic and Monetary Union Responsible for the trade portfolio.
  • Supporting the implementation of the Recovery and Resilience Facility and refocusing the European Semester, supporting Member States investments and structural reforms, aimed at speeding up economic recovery, territorial cohesion, inclusive and sustainable growth as well as integrating the UN Sustainable Development Goals.
  • Coordinate the work on the action plan to implement the European Pillar of Social Rights and prioritise the relationship with the social partners to strengthen the role of social dialogue at European level. Help prepare the Tripartite Social Summit.
  • Strengthen the democratic accountability of European economic governance. The Commission comes to the European Parliament before each key stage of the European Semester cycle.
  • Co-ordinate the work on the Sustainable Europe Investment Plan, which should unlock climate related investment.
  • Responsible for the relations with European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) and the European Investment Bank (EIB), helping to turn parts of it into Europe’s climate bank.
  • Co-leading the Commission's work on the implementation of Europe’s Industrial and SME strategies, together with the Executive Vice-President for Europe in a Digital Age.
  • Lead the work on strengthening the role of the euro.
  • Ensuring a level playing field in trade and economic relations with international partners.
  • Managing and coordinating the participation of the Commission in the ‘Economic and Financial Affairs’ Council meetings, the Eurogroup, the economic dialogue with the European Parliament, the Macroeconomic Dialogue and the Governing Council of the European Central Bank.
  • Leading on the ongoing review of the EU’s trade policy, including on strengthening our trade toolbox and our ability to protect the Union from unfair trade practices.
  • Leading the Commission work on the reform of the World Trade Organization, notably on the issues of subsidies, forced transfer of technologies and dispute settlement. Give impetus to the negotiations on e-commerce.
  • Lead the work on protecting Europe from unfair trade practices, by seeking level playing field in procurement and implementing a new system for screening Foreign Direct Investment.
  • Focus on the implementation and enforcement of the trade policy also looking at strengthening the trade toolbox.
  • Strengthening Europe’s global leadership in trade, by building trading partnership with the United States, China and Africa, and leading the work to conclude ongoing trade negotiations.
  • Supporting sustainable development and climate action via EU’s trade tools, in particular the implementation of climate, environmental and labour protections enshrined in EU’s trade agreements, and the design and introduction of the Carbon Border Adjustment Mechanism.

Mission letter

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European Parliament hearings

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Team

Valdis Dombrovskis' team supports him in his daily work.
Team page

Calendar

Appointments and meetings

Transparency

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Biography

  • European Commission Executive Vice-President responsible for an Economy that Works for People

    2019 - present

  • European Commission Vice-President for the Euro and Social Dialogue, also in charge of Financial Stability, Financial Services and Capital Markets Union

    2016-2019

  • European Commission Vice-President for the Euro and Social Dialogue

    2014-2016

  • Member of the European Parliament (MEP) representing the European People’s Party

    2014

  • Member of Parliament (Saeima) in Latvia

    2014

  • Prime Minister of Latvia

    2009-2014

  • Member of the European Parliament (MEP) representing the European People’s Party

    2004-2009

  • Finance Minister of Latvia

    2002-2004

  • Chief Economist at the Monetary Policy Department, Bank of Latvia

    2001-2002