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Gentiloni's cabinet
  • HEAD OF CABINET

    Marco Buti

    Responsibilities
    • Strategy and policy formation
    • International and inter-institutional relations and representation
    • Management of the Cabinet
    • Relations with the President's Cabinet and Executive Vice-Presidents' Cabinets
    • Senior personnel matters
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  • DEPUTY HEAD OF CABINET

    Jakob Friis

    Responsibilities
    • Coordination DG Economic and Financial Affairs (ECFIN)
    • Coordination with EVP Dombrovskis Cabinet
    • Management of support staff

     

    Portfolio

    • Eurogroup coordination
    • ECOFIN coordination (with P. Petan)
    • EMU / Euro / ERM-II / relations with ECB
    • Coordination of economic surveillance 

     

    Collegiality

    • Commission Work Programme
    • Group of Interinstitutional Relations (GRI)
    • Human Resources and Security (HR)

     

    Member States : Poland, Denmark, Sweden

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  • CABINET EXPERT

    Marco Piantini

    Responsibilities
    • Political strategy
    • Relations with Italian elected chambers and Government
    • Communication and Information Strategy
    • Relations with European Parliament, European Economic and Social Committee, Committee of the Regions



    Portfolio

    • Coordination of G7/G20 (with J. Lemke)
    • European Unemployment Benefit Scheme (with R. Torre) 
    • Macro Financial Assistance
    • Parliamentary questions and petitions
    • Relations with national Parliaments

     

    Collegiality

    • Group for External Coordination - EXCO
    • Defence Industry and Space (DEFIS)
    • European External Action Service (EEAS)
    • Rule of Law, Justice and Consumers (JUST)
    • Migration and Home Affairs (HOME)
    • European Neighbourhood Policy and Enlargement Negotiations (NEAR)
    • Conference on the Future of Europe

     

    Member States : Italy, Slovenia, Portugal

     

    External relations: Russia, Middle East

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  • MEMBER OF CABINET

    Aliénor Margerit

    Responsibilities
    • Coordination DG Taxation and Customs Union (TAXUD)
    • European Green Deal and coordination with EVP Timmermans Cabinet

     

    Portfolio

    • Direct and indirect taxation (with E. Burckhardt)
    • Energy taxation
    • Carbon border adjustment mechanism
    • Relations with OECD (on taxation issues)
    • Budgetary surveillance (with R. Torre)
    • Digital euro
    • Euro coin issues
    • Enhanced surveillance

     

     

    Collegiality

    • Climate Action (CLIMA)
    • Financial Stability, Financial Services and Capital Markets Union (FISMA)
    • Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs (GROW)

     

    Member States: Greece, France

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  • MEMBER OF CABINET

    Simon O’Connor

    Responsibilities

    Portfolio

    • Communication and Information Strategy
    • Publications
    • Media relations
    • Relations with IMF and IFI’s
    • Economic forecasts



    Collegiality

    • Service for the EU-UK Agreements (SG.UKS)
    • Trade (TRADE)
    • Communication and spokesperson's service (COMM and SPP)

     

    Member States: Ireland, Spain, Malta, Luxembourg

     

    External relations: United Kingdom, United States, Canada, Australia, New Zealand

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  • MEMBER OF CABINET

    Roberta Torre

    Responsibilities

    Coordination Eurostat (ESTAT)

     

    Portfolio

    • Eurostat issues
    • European Unemployment Benefit Scheme (with M. Piantini)
    • Review of the Stability and Growth Pact 
    • Budgetary surveillance (with A. Margerit)
    • National fiscal frameworks
    • Relations with the European Fiscal Board



    Collegiality

    • Health and Food Safety (SANTE)

     

    Member States: Finland, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania

     

    Candidate countries (incl. Turkey), Neighbourhood countries (incl. Ukraine)

     

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  • MEMBER OF CABINET

    Julia Lemke

    Responsibilities

    Portfolio

    • Coordination of G7/G20 (with M. Piantini)
    • InvestEU / Sustainable Europe Investment Plan
    • Relations with EIB, EIF and EBRD
    • Relations with ESM
    • Financial assistance and crisis management
    • Post-programme surveillance

     

    Collegiality

    • Energy (ENER)
    • Environment (ENV)
    • Mobility and Transport (MOVE)

     

    Member States: Cyprus, Germany, Austria, Netherlands

     

    External relations: China, Japan, other Asia

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  • POLICY COORDINATOR

    Sophie Dewispelaere

    Responsibilities

    Portfolio

    • Recovery and Resilience Facility (horizontal issues)
    • European Semester (with P. Petan)
    • Macroeconomic imbalances
    • Relations with OECD (economic issues)
    • Customs Union (with P. Petan)

     

    Collegiality

    • Budget and own resources / MFF (BUDG)
    • Structural Reform Support (REFORM)
    • Regional and Urban Policy (REGIO)
    • Agriculture and Rural Development (AGRI)
    • Maritime Affairs and Fisheries (MARE)

     

    Member States: Romania, Bulgaria, Croatia, Belgium

     

    External relations: South America, Africa

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  • POLICY ASSISTANT TO THE COMMISSIONER

    Elisa Rinelli

    Responsibilities
    • Coordination of Commissioner’s office
    • Coordination of Commissioner's agenda
    • Commissioner's speeches and interventions
    • Support for media relations (Italian media)
    • Relations with Italian institutions and national stakeholders
    • Social media, Website
    • Relations with Think-Tanks, Academics and civil society 
    • Gender equality
    • Informatics, Translation and Interpretation (DIGIT, DGT and SCIC)
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  • POLICY ASSISTANT

    Erik Burckhardt

    Responsibilities

    Portfolio

    • Direct and indirect taxation (with A. Margerit)
    • New Own Resources
    • Digital taxation
    • BEFIT (corporate taxation)
    • Tax fraud / tax evasion / tax avoidance
    • Harmful tax regimes
    • Infringements
    • Parliamentary questions
    • Relations with Italian elected chambers and Government

     

    Collegiality

    • Education, Youth, Sport and Culture (EAC)
    • Communications Networks, Content and Technology (CNECT)
    • Competition policy (COMP)
    • European Anti-Fraud Office (OLAF)

     

    External relations: Switzerland, Andorra, Liechtenstein, Monaco, San Marino

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  • POLICY ASSISTANT

    Petra Petan

    Responsibilities

    Portfolio

    • ECOFIN coordination (with J. Friis)
    • Sustainable Development Goals
    • European Semester (with S. Dewispelaere)
    • Petitions
    • Relations with the European Court of Auditors and the Ombudsman
    • Internal Audit Service (IAS)
    • Better Regulation (Regulatory Scrutiny Board)
    • Customs Union (with S. Dewispelaere)

     

    Collegiality

    • Foresight 
    • Joint Research Centre (JRC)
    • Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion (EMPL)
    • Inspire, Debate, Engage and Accelerate Action (IDEA)
    • Research and Innovation (RTD)
    • International Cooperation and Development (DEVCO)
    • European Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid Operations (ECHO)

     

    Member States: Hungary, Czech Republic, Slovakia

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  • ASSISTANT TO THE COMMISSIONER AND MARCO PIANTINI (CURRENTLY ON LEAVE)

    Manuela Giordano

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  • Assistant to the Office of the Commissioner and to Marco Piantini

    Sara D’Aquanno

    Responsibilities
    • Support in the Office of the Commissioner and to M. Piantini
    • Internal coordination of notes and briefings for the Commissioner
    • Support in the organisation of Commissioner’s meetings
    • Coordination of missions and protocol
    • Commissioner’s correspondence
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  • ASSISTANT TO THE HEAD OF CABINET

    Barbara Caspani

    Responsibilities
    • Support of the Head of Cabinet
    • Coordination of Cabinet budget
    • Coordination of Human Resources and Trainings
    • European Personnel Selection Office (EPSO)
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  • ASSISTANT TO JAKOB FRIIS AND ROBERTA TORRE

    Isabelle Homans

    Responsibilities
    • Coordination of the Eurogroup and ECOFIN files
    • Management of notes and briefings with/from DG ECFIN and ESTAT
    • Coordination of GRI file (with F. Calledda)
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  • ASSISTANT TO ALIÉNOR MARGERIT AND SOPHIE DEWISPELAERE AND ERIK BURCKHARDT

    Sabina Bengtsson

    Responsibilities
    • Management of notes and briefings with/from DG TAXUD
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  • ASSISTANT TO SIMON O’CONNOR AND JULIA LEMKE

    Susanna Laitinen

    Responsibilities
    • Communication
    • Coordination of the G7/G20/IMF files
    • Basis Cross Cabinet request Manager
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  • DOCUMENT MANAGEMENT OFFICER

    Francesco Calledda

    Responsibilities
    • Coordination/Management of Greffe documents (RSCC, Hebdo, College, Decide/e-Greffe)
    • Archives and document management
    • Access to documents
    • Code of Good Administrative Behaviour
    • Local Security Officer
    • Liaison Legal and Data Protection Officer
    • Coordination of IT resources
    • Business continuity
    • Coordination of GRI file (with I. Homans)
    • EUCI SPOC
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  • Trainee

    Giacomo Petrucco

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