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

  • Setting the strategic direction of the political priority "Europe Fit for the Digital Age".
  • Chairing the Commissioners’ Group on a Europe Fit for the Digital Age
  • Commissioner for Competition.
  • Co-leading on a strategy on small and medium-sized businesses and start-ups and a long-term strategy for the EU's industrial future, including competition aspects.
  • Ensuring synergies between civil, defence and space industries.
  • Coordinating work on a European strategy on data and on a European approach to artificial intelligence, including its human and ethical implications.
  • Steering work on upgrading liability and safety rules for digital platforms, services and products as part of a new Digital Services Act, ensuring working conditions of platform workers are properly addressed.
  • Coordinating the Commission's work to achieve fair digital taxation.
  • Strengthening the enforcement of, and reviewing, EU competition rules.

Mission letter

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European Parliament hearings

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Team

Margrethe Vestager's team supports her in her daily work.
Team page

Calendar

Appointments and meetings

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.

No information is published on meetings taking place in the context of antitrust (including cartels), merger control or state aid procedures. This is in accordance with the relevant Commission decision.

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

  • Executive Vice-President for A Europe Fit for the Digital Age and Competition, European Commission

    2019 - present

  • Commissioner for Competition, European Commission

    2014-2019

  • Minister for Economic Affairs and the Interior, Denmark

    2011-2014

  • Political Leader of the Social Liberal Party, Denmark

    2007-2014

  • Member of Parliament, Denmark

    2011-2014

  • Minister for Education, Denmark

    2000-2001