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1049 Brussels
  • Head of Cabinet

    Taneli Lahti

    Responsibilities

    Strategy, management and coordination of the Cabinet

    • Policy and communication strategy
    • Senior personnel matters
    • Staff allocation

     

    Non-portfolio responsibilities

    • Relations with the Secretariat-General
    • Relations with the European External Action Service
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  • Deputy Head of Cabinet

    Sandra Bartelt

    Responsibilities

    Deputising for the Head of Cabinet

    • Human resources
    • Special advisers
    • Legal affairs
    • Ethics

     

    Portfolio responsibilities

    • Long-term EU budget (MFF) and external financing instruments (NDICI)
    • Post-Cotonou negotiations
    • Multilateralism
    • International Financial Institutions
    • European financial architecture for development
    • Sustainable Development Goals
    • European external financial architecture
    • Relations with other donors (Australia, Japan, New Zealand, UK, USA)
    • International cooperation and development policy
    • Resources
    • Infringements
    • Inter-institutional Relations Group (GRI)

     

    Non-portfolio responsibilities

    • Relations with the Commission's Legal Service (LS)
    • Directorate-General for Budget (DG BUDG)
    • Human Resources and Security (DG HR)
    • Directorate-General for Taxation and Customs (DG TAXUD)
    • Directorate-General for Defence Industry and Space (DG DEFIS)
    • European Anti-Fraud Office (OLAF)
    • Relations with the UK
    • Foresight Correspondent
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  • Cabinet Expert

    Lora Borissova

    Responsibilities

    Portfolio

    • Africa
    • Middle East
    • Gulf countries
    • A Stronger Europe in the World (CGSE)
    • External Coordination Group (ExCO)

     

    Non-portfolio

    • Southern and Eastern Neighbourhood
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  • MEMBER OF CABINET/COMMUNICATION ADVISER

    Arto Virtanen

    Responsibilities

    Portfolio

    • Communication strategy
    • Relations with the Spokesperson’s Service
    • Pacific region
    • Overseas Countries and Territories
    • Digitalisation

     

    Non-Portfolio

    • Defence industry and space  (DG DEFIS) (with Sandra Bartelt)
    • Transport, digital networks
    • Europe Fit for the Digital Age
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  • Member of Cabinet

    Diana Montero Melis

    Responsibilities

    Portfolio

    • Financing for development, domestic resource mobilisation, sustainable finance
    • External Investment Plan
    • Private sector, trade
    • Green Deal
    • Rural development and environment
    • Employment and labour markets
    • Asia (except Middle East and Gulf countries)
    • Latin America and the Caribbean
    • Evaluation and results
    • Demography

     

    Non-Portfolio

    • Competition, state aid decisions
    • An economy that works for people
    • European Green Deal

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  • Member of Cabinet

    Renaud Savignat

    Responsibilities

    Portfolio

    • Relations with the European Parliament
    • Relations with the EU Council of Ministers: Foreign Affairs Council
    • National parliaments 
    • Youth
    • Gender equality 
    • Human rights and democracy
    • Education
    • Health
    • Civil society organisations
    • Local authorities
    • COVID-19 Global Response

     

    Non-portfolio

    • Petitions
    • EU Ombudsman
    • A new push for European democracy
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  • Policy Coordinator/Member

    Olai Voionmaa

    Responsibilities

    Portfolio

    • Africa programming
    • Relations with the UN system
    • Migration
    • Humanitarian aid and nexus

     

    Non-portfolio

    • Humanitarian aid
    • Promoting our European way of life
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  • Communication Assistant

    Essi Virtanen

    Responsibilities
    • Assisting the Communication Adviser
    • Assisting the Policy coordinator/Member
    • Correspondence of the Commissioner
    • Visitors’ groups
    • Commissioner’s social media

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  • Policy Assistant

    Suvi Leinonen

    Responsibilities
    • European Green Deal (with Diana Montero Melis)
    • Forests and agriculture (with Diana Montero Melis)
    • Long-term EU budget (MFF) (with Sandra Bartelt)
    • Neighbourhood, Development, International Cooperation Instrument (NDICI) (with Sandra Bartelt)
    • Cohesion policy/regional funding
    • Evaluation and results (with Diana Montero Melis)
    • Audit and discharge (with Sandra Bartelt and Renaud Savignat)

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  • Assistant to the Commissioner

    Maija-Riitta Lindberg

    Responsibilities
    • Administrative support to the Commissioner
    • Coordination of Commissioner’s agenda
    • Protocol
    • Evacuation Guide

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  • Assistant to Head of Cabinet

    Marja Huoso

    Responsibilities
    • Administrative assistance to the Head of Cabinet
    • Budget and human resources coordinator
    • Requests and invitations addressed to the Commissioner

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  • Assistant to the Deputy Head of Cabinet

    Hana Kuncova

    Responsibilities
    • Local Security Officer
    • Business Continuity Officer
    • Patronage requests
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  • Assistant to the Cabinet Expert

    Fiona Murphy

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  • Assistant to Diana Montero Melis

    Alexandra Patriciu

    Responsibilities
    • Digital Ambassador
    • IT correspondent
    • Training Coordinator
    • Access to documents
    • European Parliamentary Questions

     

  • Assistant to Renaud SAVIGNAT

    Marta Krynicka

    Responsibilities
    • Briefings Coordinator
    • Ombudsman correspondence
    • Petitions
    • Deputy Local Security Officer

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  • DOCUMENT MANAGEMENT OFFICER

    Seppo Lattu

    Responsibilities
    • Document Management Officer
    • Archives
    • Coordination of legislative procedures
    • Preparation of files for meetings of the College of Commissioners
    • Preparation of files for meetings of senior Cabinet members (‘Hebdo’)
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  • National expert in professional training

    Sierk Ijsselstein Mulder

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  • Driver

    Milto Spiliotis

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  • Driver

    Angelo Rizzo