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Josep Borrell Fontelles

HIGH REPRESENTATIVE / VICE-PRESIDENT (2019-2024)  

Josep Borrell Fontelles
A Stronger Europe in the World

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

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

Press contact

Responsibilities

  • Commission Vice-President in charge of coordinating the external action of the European Union.
  • Coordinating the external dimension of the work of the Commissioners, improving the link between internal and external aspects of the Commission’s policies. 
  • Chairing the Commissioners’ Group on a Stronger Europe in the World.
  • Promoting the EU as a global leader, working to strengthen the EU’s capacity to act autonomously and promote its values and interests globally.
  • Helping the EU to take decisions in a faster and more efficient way.
  • Progressing towards a European Defence Union, ensuring coherence and consistency in the Commission’s work linked to defence.
  • Ensuring external financial instruments are used strategically, contribute to the EU’s wider political aims and enhance Europe’s leadership and influence in the world.

Blog

“A Window on the World” – Blog by the High Representative/Vice President Josep Borrell 

Blog by Josep Borrell on his activities and European foreign policy. Also features interviews, op-eds, and selected speeches and videos.

Mission letter

1 DECEMBER 2019
President von der Leyen's mission letter to Josep Borrell Fontelles

European Parliament hearings

1 DECEMBER 2019
Josep Borrell-Fontelles' answers to the European Parliament questionnaire

 

Team

Josep Borrell Fontelles's team supports him in his daily work.

My team

Media Gallery

Calendar

Mr Josep Borrell receives the members of the Board of the EU-LAC Foundation
  • Josep Borrell Fontelles
Mr Josep Borrell delivers a keynote speech
  • Josep Borrell Fontelles

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
    High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy/Vice-President of the Commission for a Stronger Europe in the World
  2. 2018-2019
    Minister of Foreign Affairs, the European Union and Cooperation, Spain
  3. 2013-2016
    Jean Monnet Chair of European Economic Integration, Complutense University of Madrid
  4. 2010-2012
    President of the European University Institute, Florence
  5. 2007-2009
    Member of the European Parliament, Chair of the Committee on Development
  6. 2004-2007
    President of the European Parliament
  7. 1986-2003
    Member of the Parliament of Spain
  8. 1991-1996
    Minister of Public works, Transport, Telecommunications and the Environment
  9. 1984-1991
    State Secretary for Treasury
  10. 1982-1984
    Secretary-General for Budget and Public Expenditure
1 DECEMBER 2019
Josep Borrell Fontelles's biography

Declaration of interests

9 FEBRUARY 2024
Declaration of interests - Josep Borrell Fontelles