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Jutta Urpilainen's team

Jutta Urpilainen's team supports her in her daily work.

Contact the team

  • Head of Cabinet
Taneli Lahti
Email
taneli [dot] lahtiatec [dot] europa [dot] eu
Phone number
+32 2 29 21201
Responsibilities

Strategy, management and coordination of the Cabinet

  • Policy and communication strategy
  • Senior personnel matters
  • Staff allocation

 

Non-portfolio responsibilities

  • Relations with the Secretariat-General
  • Relations with the European External Action Service
  • Relations with I.D.E.A.
  • Deputy Head of Cabinet
Martina Lodrant
Email
martina [dot] lodrantatec [dot] europa [dot] eu
Phone number
+32 2 29 91647
Responsibilities

Deputising for the Head of Cabinet

  • Human resources
  • Special advisers
  • Legal affairs
  • Ethics

Portfolio responsibilities

  • Multiannual financial framework (MFF) and external financing instruments (NDICI)
  • Post-Cotonou negotiations
  • International financial institutions, sustainable finance, financing for development, domestic resource mobilisation
  • Private sector, trade
  • Multilateralism
  • Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)
  • European financial architecture for development
  • Relations with other donors
  • India, China
  • G7, G20, International cooperation and development policy
  • Global Gateway
  • Court of Auditors
  • Infractions, NIF
  • Inter-institutional Relations Group (GRI)

Collegiality /Coordination with other Commission policy areas

  • LS, BUDG, HR, ECFIN, FISMA, IAS, OLAF, TAXUD, TRADE
  • Better regulation and Foresight Correspondent
  • Cabinet expert
Lora Borissova
Email
lora [dot] borissovaatec [dot] europa [dot] eu
Phone number
+32 2 29 65251
Responsibilities

Portfolio

  • Africa
  • Middle East, Gulf
  • Overseas Countries and Territories
  • Commissioners’ Group for Stronger Europe (CGSE)
  • External Coordination Group (ExCO)

 

Collegiality / Coordination with other Commission policy areas

  • FPI, NEAR
  • A stronger Europe in the World
  • Member of Cabinet - Communication adviser
Hanna Isbom
Email
hanna [dot] isbomatec [dot] europa [dot] eu
Phone number
+32 2 29 13733
Responsibilities
  • Communication strategy
  • Relations with the Spokesperson’s Service
  • Demography
  • Labour markets/social Europe

Collegiality / Coordination with other Commission policy areas

  • MOVE, EMPL
  • Member of Cabinet
Renaud Savignat
Email
renaud [dot] savignatatec [dot] europa [dot] eu
Phone number
+32 2 29 86177
Responsibilities

Portfolio

  • Relations with the European Parliament
  • Relations with the EU Council of Ministers: Foreign Affairs Council
  • Latin America and the Caribbean
  • Youth
  • Gender equality 
  • Human rights
  • Education
  • Health
  • COVID-19 Global Response
  • Civil society organisations
  • Relations with the Committee of Regions and Social Commitee
  • National parliaments

 

Collegiality

  • EAC, HERA, JUST, JRC, SANTE
  • Member of Cabinet
Suvi Leinonen
Email
suvi [dot] leinonenatec [dot] europa [dot] eu
Phone number
+32 2 29 58396
Responsibilities
  • Green Deal, including climate and energy
  • Rural development and environment
  • Forest and agriculture
  • Food security
  • Natural resources
  • Sustainable corporate governance
  • Evaluation and Reporting
  • Discharge (with Renaud Savignat)
  • Pacific

 

Collegiality / Coordination with other Commission policy areas

  • AGRI, CLIMA, COMP, ESTAT, ENER, ENV, GROW, MARE, REGIO
  • European Green Deal’
  • ‘An economy that works for people’
  • Policy coordinator/Member
Olai Voionmaa
Email
olai [dot] voionmaaatec [dot] europa [dot] eu
Phone number
+32 2 29 51740
Responsibilities

Portfolio responsibilities:

  • Asia (except Middle East, Gulf, India, China)
  • Peace and security
  • Relations with the UN system
  • Humanitarian aid and nexus

Collegiality / Coordination with other Commission policy areas

  • ECHO
  • Policy assistant
Tiina Hirvisaari
Email
tiina [dot] hirvisaariatec [dot] europa [dot] eu
Phone number
+32 2 29 58829
Responsibilities

Portfolio responsibilities:

  • Migration
  • Democracy, good governance and rule of law
  • Relations with local authorities
  • Relations with the Committee of Regions
  • Visitors’ Groups
  • Correspondence of the Commissioner
  • Relations with Finnish stakeholders

Non-portfolio

  • Petitions
  • Ombudsman

Collegiality / Coordination with other Commission policy areas

  • CNECT, DEFIS, HOME, RTD
  • ‘A new push for European democracy’
  • ‘Promoting our European way of life’
  • ‘Europe fit for the Digital Age’
  • Communication assistant
Essi Virtanen
Email
essi [dot] virtanenatec [dot] europa [dot] eu
Phone number
+32 2 29 58399
Responsibilities
  • Assisting the Communication Adviser
  • Correspondence of the Commissioner
  • Commissioner’s social media
  • Assistant to the Commissioner
Marja Huoso
Email
marja [dot] huosoatec [dot] europa [dot] eu
Phone number
+32 2 29 58887
Responsibilities
  • Administrative support to the Commissioner
  • Coordination of Commissioner’s agenda and missions
  • Protocol
  • Evacuation Guide
  • Requests and invitations addressed to the Commissioner
  • Assistant to Head of Cabinet and to Policy coordinator/Member
Alexandra Patriciu
Email
alexandra [dot] patriciuatec [dot] europa [dot] eu
Phone number
+32 2 29 57709
Responsibilities
  • Administrative assistance to the Head of Cabinet
  • Assisting the Policy coordinator/Member
  • Budget and human resources coordinator
  • Digital Ambassador
  • IT correspondent
  • Training Coordinator
  • Access to documents
  • European Parliamentary Questions
  • Assistant to the Deputy Head Of Cabinet
Hana Kuncova
Email
hana [dot] kuncovaatec [dot] europa [dot] eu
Phone number
+32 2 29 58614
Responsibilities
  • Local Security Officer
  • Business Continuity Officer
  • Patronage requests
  • Briefing Coordinator
  • Assistant to the Cabinet expert
Fiona Murphy
Email
fiona [dot] murphyatec [dot] europa [dot] eu
Phone number
+32 2 29 63904
Responsibilities
  • Deputy LSO
  • Assistant to Renaud Savignat
Christiane Wiedecke
Email
christiane [dot] wiedeckeatec [dot] europa [dot] eu
Phone number
+32 2 29 80569
  • Document management officer
Seppo Lattu
Email
seppo [dot] lattuatec [dot] europa [dot] eu
Phone number
+32 2 29 91685
Responsibilities
  • Document Management Officer
  • Archives
  • Coordination of legislative procedures
  • Preparation of files for meetings of the College of Commissioners
  • Preparation of files for meetings of senior Cabinet members (‘Hebdo’)
  • Driver
Milto Spiliotis
  • Driver
Angelo Rizzo