First Vice-PresidentRelated departments

Policy areas



  • Prioritising Commission action in areas where the EU adds value, and leaving other issues to national, regional or local authorities.
  • Creating a mandatory Transparency Register for organisations and individuals seeking to influence the policy making process, which covers the Commission, Parliament and Council.
  • Boosting the political accountability of the College of Commissioners by reducing technical decision-making by Committees
  • Removing unnecessary red tape at both European and national level.
  • Deeper cooperation between national parliaments, regional and local authorities and the Commission.
  • Increasing the number of women working across the Commission, especially in managerial positions.