- Ensuring the rule of law is upheld, including with the European Rule of Law Mechanism.
- Coordinating the Commission’s objective annual reporting, ensuring the same monitoring approach is applied in all Member States.
- Preventing and identifying breaches of the rule of law, supporting an early resolution of issues and proposing an effective, proportionate and dissuasive response as a last resort.
- Focusing on tighter enforcement using, as a basis, ECJ judgments on the impact of breaches of the rule of law on EU law.
- Deepening cooperation with international organisations, including the Council of Europe.
- Leading on consumer empowerment and protection and protecting citizens’ rights.
- Improving judicial cooperation and the exchange of information between Member States and developing the justice area.
- Maximising the potential of new digital technologies to improve the EU’s justice systems.
- Cementing the role of justice policy in the fight terrorism and extremism and all aspects of the Security Union.
- Supporting the European Public Prosecutor’s Office, including extending its powers to investigate and prosecute in cases of cross-border terrorism.
- Ensuring full implementation and enforcement of the General Data Protection Regulation and promoting the European approach as a global model.
- Contributing to legislation towards a coordinated approach on the human and ethical implications of artificial intelligence.
- Ensuring company law contributes to the strategy on small and medium-sized businesses.
During the period of the temporary withdrawal of Executive Vice-President Vestager from the work of the Commission, the portfolio responsibility for Competition are assigned to Commissioner Reynders, who will report directly to the President for this responsibility.
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- 2019 - presentEuropean Commissioner for Justice
- 2014 - 2019Deputy Prime Minister, Belgium
- 2018 - 2019Minister of Foreign and European Affairs, and Defence, Belgium
- 2014 - 2018Minister of Foreign and European Affairs, Belgium
- 2011 - 2014Minister of Foreign Affairs, Foreign Trade and European Affairs, Belgium
- 1999 - 2011Minister of Finance, Belgium
- 2007 - 2011Minister in charge of the National Lottery, Federal Holding and Investment Company and insurance companies, Belgium
- 2004 - 2011Minister of Institutional Reforms, Belgium