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Didier Reynders

COMMISSIONER (2019-2024)  

Didier Reynders
Justice

Email: cab-reynders-contactatec [dot] europa [dot] eu (cab-reynders-contact[at]ec[dot]europa[dot]eu)

Address: Rue de la Loi / Wetstraat 200, 1049 Brussels, Belgium

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Responsibilities

  • 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.

 

Mission letter

1 DECEMBER 2019
President von der Leyen's mission letter to Didier Reynders
English
(596.33 KB - PDF)
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European Parliament hearings

1 DECEMBER 2019
Didier Reynders' answers to the European Parliament questionnaire
English
(394.53 KB - PDF)
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Team

Didier Reynders's team supports him in his daily work

My team

Media Gallery

Calendar

Mr. Didier Reynders receives Ms. Trine Fagervik, Norwegian State Secretary in charge of consumer policy

  • Brussels, Belgium
  • Didier Reynders

Mr. Didier Reynders meets with Mr. Karim Khan (General Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court); visit the International Centre for the Prosecution of the Crime of Aggression against Ukraine (ICPA)

  • The Hague, Netherlands
  • Didier Reynders

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.

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

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

  1. 2019 - present
    European Commissioner for Justice
  2. 2014 - 2019
    Deputy Prime Minister, Belgium
  3. 2018 - 2019
    Minister of Foreign and European Affairs, and Defence, Belgium
  4. 2014 - 2018
    Minister of Foreign and European Affairs, Belgium
  5. 2011 - 2014
    Minister of Foreign Affairs, Foreign Trade and European Affairs, Belgium
  6. 1999 - 2011
    Minister of Finance, Belgium
  7. 2007 - 2011
    Minister in charge of the National Lottery, Federal Holding and Investment Company and insurance companies, Belgium
  8. 2004 - 2011
    Minister of Institutional Reforms, Belgium
1 DECEMBER 2019
Didier Reynders' biography
English
(364.86 KB - PDF)
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Declaration of interests

20 JANUARY 2023
Déclaration d'intérêts - Didier Reynders
French
(713.27 KB - PDF)
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