Contact

Address:

European Commission

Rue de la Loi / Wetstraat 200

1049 Brussels

Belgium

Press contact

Media enquiries should be directed to the European Commission press service.

Responsibilities

  • Leading the Commission’s work on the European Green Deal and its aim to become the first climate-neutral continent by 2050:
  • Delivering on the EU’s climate target to reduce emissions by at least 55% by 2030, ensuring that all economic sectors contribute to the efforts.
  • Leading international climate negotiations on behalf of the European Union.
  • Coordinating work on the Just Transition Fund, to support EU regions that face the steepest path to climate neutrality.
  • Overseeing implementation of the Biodiversity Strategy to help tackle the biodiversity crisis, including by protecting and restoring nature across the EU, reducing the use of chemical pesticides, and planting 3 billion trees.
  • Coordinating work on a zero-pollution future, covering air, water, noise, and chemical pollution.
  • Overseeing implementation of the Farm to Fork strategy for sustainable food systems, covering every step from production to consumption, to reduce the pressure our food systems put on climate and environment and answer to consumers’ growing demand for sustainable food.
  • Progressing on the circular economy, including by reducing unnecessary packaging, promoting reuse, and requiring that all products on the EU market are made to last, repairable, recyclable and made as much as possible of recycled materials.
  • Bringing together Europeans taking action for climate and environment via the European Climate Pact.
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European Parliament hearings

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Team

Frans Timmermans' team supports him in his daily work.
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Calendar

Appointments and meetings

  • Sat 04 Feb
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    Mr Frans Timmermans attends the Dutch PvdA Party Congress

    Frans Timmermans
  • Sat 04 Feb
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    Mr Frans Timmermans participates in a tree harvesting and replanting campaign with Meer Bomen Nu

    Frans Timmermans

Transparency

As part of the Commission’s commitment to transparency, Commissioners and their members of Cabinet publish information on meetings held with organisations or self-employed individuals.

In line with the Commission's Code of Conduct for Members of the Commission, each Commissioner publishes a Declaration of Interests.

A signed, authentic version is published at the bottom of this page.

A machine-readable version of all Declarations is also published. This is in line with the requirements of the Code of Conduct.

The Declarations of Interests follow the requirements set out in Article 3 and in Annex 1 of the new Code of Conduct for Commissioners.

Biography

  • European Commission Executive Vice-President for the European Green Deal

    2019 - present

  • First Vice-President of the EU Commission, in charge of Better Regulation, Inter-Institutional Relations, the Rule of Law and the Charter of Fundamental Rights

    2014-2019

  • Minister of Foreign Affairs, The Netherlands

    2012-2014

  • Member of the Dutch Parliament, Partij van de Arbeid

    2010 - 2012 and 1998 - 2007

  • Minister of European Affairs, The Netherlands

    2007-2010

  • Senior Advisor and Private Secretary to High Commissioner on National Minorities of the OSCE Max van der Stoel

    1995-1998

  • Staff member for EU Commissioner Hans van den Broek

    1994-1995