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

  • Chair the Commissioners’ Group on an Economy that Works for People
  • Trade Commissioner and overall lead on building a future-ready economy,
  • Support the implementation of the Recovery and Resilience Facility and the European Semester
  • Oversee the launch and the implementation of the InvestEU program
  • Lead work on deepening the Economic and Monetary Union and strengthening the international role of the euro
  • Coordinate the work on the European Pillar of Social Rights and strengthening the role of social dialogue at European level. [Help prepare the Tripartite Social Summit]
  • Represent 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
  • Enhance the democratic accountability of European economic governance and EU trade policy by actively engaging with the European Parliament
  • Lead the EU work on the reform of the World Trade Organization and provide further impetus to WTO negotiations on e-commerce
  • Lead the work to strengthen Europe’s global leadership on trade and promoting sustainable trading partnerships with the United States, China, Africa and neighborhood and conclude ongoing negotiations. Where appropriate, open new bilateral or multilateral partnerships
  • Oversee the implementation of climate, environmental and labour protections enshrined in our trade agreements and ensure that new trade agreements contain a chapter on sustainable development
  • Lead the work on protecting Europe from unfair trade practices by seeking a level playing field in procurement and implementing the new system for screening Foreign Direct Investment
  • Contribute to the design and introduction of the Carbon Border Adjustment Mechanism
  • Co-ordinate the work on the Sustainable Europe Investment Plan, which should unlock sustainable investment
  • Manage relations with the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) and the European Investment Bank (EIB)
  • Co-lead 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

 

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, also in charge of Trade

    Since October 2020

  • 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