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Valdis Dombrovskis' team

Valdis Dombrovskis' team supports him in his daily work.

  • Head of Cabinet

Michael Hager

Email
michael [dot] hageratec [dot] europa [dot] eu
Phone number
+32 2 29 58977
Responsibilities
  • Strategy and policy-setting  
  • Management of the Cabinet
  • Relations with the President’s Cabinet, Executive Vice-Presidents’ and HRVP Cabinets and the SG
  • International and inter-institutional relations
  • Senior personnel matters
  • Deepening of Europe’s Economic and Monetary Union
  • Eurogroup, ECOFIN
  • Foreign Affairs Council – Trade
  • Joint Platform on Ukrainian Grain
  • Commissioners group:
    • An Economy that Works for People
    • A Stronger Europe in the World (HRVP Borrell)
  • Deputy Head of Cabinet

Žaneta Vegnere

Email
zaneta [dot] vegnereatec [dot] europa [dot] eu
Phone number
+32 2 29 57732
Responsibilities

Portfolio

  • Inter-institutional relations group
  • Commission Work Programme
  • Relations with European Parliament
  • Investment policy
  • Multilateral Investment Court
  • Level playing field
  • Trade and SMEs
  • Export controls and dual use
  • International role of the euro
  • Enlargement of the euro area
  • China

Non-portfolio:

  • Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs
  • Competition Policy
  • Defense Industry and Space
  • Cabinet expert

Pim Lescrauwaet

Email
pim [dot] lescrauwaetatec [dot] europa [dot] eu
Phone number
+32 2 29 67353
Responsibilities
  • Economic policy coordination and crisis response
  • European Semester
  • Budgetary and macroeconomic surveillance
  • Stability and Growth Pact, fiscal frameworks
  • Relations with the European Fiscal Board
  • ERM-II
  • Relations with the European Central Bank
  • Coordination with the Cabinet of Commissioner Gentiloni
  • Council meetings on economic and financial affairs, and Eurogroup

Non-portfolio:

  • Eurostat
  • Cabinet Expert

Caroline Boeshertz

Email
caroline [dot] boeshertzatec [dot] europa [dot] eu
Phone number
+32 2 29 62909
Responsibilities

Portfolio

  • Foreign Affairs Council - Trade
  • Sanitary and Phytosanitary issues (SPS)
  • Technical barriers to trade
  • Procurement, including International Procurement Instrument
  • Services
  • Due diligence
  • Trade and energy
  • Raw materials
  • Trade and biotech
  • Middle East, except Turkey
  • Iran, Iraq
  • North Africa/Southern Neighbourhood and Euromed

Commissioners Group:

  • A European Green Deal

Non-portfolio:

  • Energy (ENER)
  • Mobility and Transport (MOVE)
  • Health and Food Safety (SANTE)
  • Rule of law, Justice and Consumers (JUST)
  • Member of Cabinet/Communications adviser

Vanessa Mock

Email
vanessa [dot] mockatec [dot] europa [dot] eu
Phone number
+32 2 29 56194
Responsibilities

Portfolio

  • Communication, media and social media strategies
  • Relations with international press for Trade and for Economic Affairs
  • Coordination of communications team
  • Communication and Spokesperson’s Service
  • Dialogue with Civil Society
  • Transparency
  • Trade and gender
  • UK

Commissioners Group

  • A New Push for European Democracy

Non-portfolio

  • Democracy and Demography
  • Equality
  • Values and Transparency
  • Conference on the Future of Europe
  • Citizens’ dialogues
  • Member of Cabinet

Miriam Garcia Ferrer

Email
miriam [dot] garcia-ferreratec [dot] europa [dot] eu
Phone number
+32 2 29 99075
Responsibilities

Portfolio:

  • Trade Policy Review
  • Enforcement and implementation
  • Level playing field (market access)
  • Anti-coercion instrument
  • Coordinator of Jour Fixe with DG Trade 
  • Intellectual propriety, including geographical indications, counterfeiting, origin markings and patents
  • Agriculture and trade
  • Mexico
  • Latin America, Mercosur
  • European Free Trade Agreement (EFTA), Switzerland
  • South Asia (Afghanistan, Pakistan, India, Sri Lanka, Nepal, Bhutan, Bangladesh, Maldives)

Non-portfolio:

  • Agriculture and Rural Development (AGRI)
  • I.D.E.A. and foresight
  • Member of Cabinet

Nicolo Brignoli

Email
nicolo [dot] brignoliatec [dot] europa [dot] eu
Phone number
+32 2 29 91167
Responsibilities

Portfolio:

  • Trade and sustainable development (including climate and environment, labour and human rights)
  • International cooperation and development
  • SDGs
  • Conflict minerals
  • Due diligence
  • Africa, including North Africa/Southern Neighbourhood and Euromed
  • African, Caribbean and Pacific Group of States (ACP) and Cotonou
  • Coordination with Cabinet of Commissioner McGuinness and DG Financial Stability, Financial Services and Capital Markets Union (FISMA)
  • Relations with ECB, relations with European financial services agencies

Commissioners Group:

  • A European Green Deal

Non-portfolio:

  • International Partnerships (DEVCO)
  • Climate Action (CLIMA)
  • Environment (ENVI)
  • Member of Cabinet

Sofja Ribkina

Email
sofja [dot] ribkinaatec [dot] europa [dot] eu
Phone number
+32 2 29 64010
Responsibilities

Portfolio

  • Trade Defence Instruments
  • Foreign Direct Investment
  • Sustainable Europe Investment Plan
  • InvestEU
  • European financial architecture for development
  • Relations with EIB, EIF and EBRD
  • Relations with the European Court of Auditors
  • Russia and Central Asia

Non-portfolio

  • Budget and Own Resources, MFF (BUDG)
  • Member of Cabinet

Mirzha de Manuel

Email
mirzha [dot] de-manuelatec [dot] europa [dot] eu
Phone number
+32 2 29 62021
Responsibilities
  • Recovery and Resilience Facility
  • European Unemployment Benefit Scheme
  • European Pillar of Social Rights
  • Employment and Social Policies
  • Social Dialogue and relations with EU social partners
  • Relations with the European Stability Mechanism
  • Post-programme and enhanced surveillance
  • Deepening the Economic and Monetary Union
  • Coordination with the Cabinet of Commissioner Schmit
  • EPSCO Council
  • Tripartite Social Summits
  • Policy coordinator / Member of Cabinet

Kevin Keary

Email
kevin [dot] kearyatec [dot] europa [dot] eu
Phone number
+32 2 29 57774
Responsibilities

Portfolio

  • WTO
  • Australia
  • New Zealand
  • ASEAN (Thailand, Laos, Cambodia, Vietnam, Malesia, Brunei, Singapore, Philippines, Myanmar, Indonesia)
  • Japan
  • Republic of Korea
  • Relations with Ombudsman
  • Petitions
  • Access to Documents
  • Relations with Think Tanks

Non-portfolio

  • Better Regulation
  • Maritime Affairs and Fisheries (MARE)
  • Global Gateway Connectivity
  • Member of Cabinet

Elīna Melngaile

Email
elina [dot] melngaileatec [dot] europa [dot] eu
Phone number
+32 2 29 51426
Responsibilities

Portfolio

  • Transatlantic Relations (USA, Canada)
  • WTO 
  • Coordination of G7/G20
  • Relations with International Financial Institutions
  • Group for External Coordination – EXCO
  • Export credits
  • Balkans
  • Eastern Partnership countries, except Ukraine
  • Enlargement negotiations
  • Generalised System of Preferences (GSP)

Non-portfolio

  • EU Restrictive Measures
  • European External Action Service (EEAS)
  • International Platform for Sustainable Finance
  • Infringements
  • European Neighborhood Policy and Enlargement Negotiations (NEAR)
  • Migration and Home Affairs (HOME)
  • European Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid Operations (ECHO)
  • Member of Cabinet

Gints Freimanis

Email
gints [dot] freimanisatec [dot] europa [dot] eu
Phone number
+32 2 29 55465
Responsibilities

Portfolio

  • Taxation and Customs (TAXUD)
  • Regional and Urban Policy (REGIO)
  • Structural Reform Support (REFORM)
  • Coordination with Commissioner Elisa Ferreira’s Cabinet
  • Euro coins
  • CBAM
  • ETS
  • Digital taxation
  • Rules of origin
  • Turkey

Non-Portfolio

  • Research, Science and Innovation (RTD)
  • European Anti-Fraud Office (OLAF)
  • Policy assistant

Maija Celmina

Email
maija [dot] celminaatec [dot] europa [dot] eu
Phone number
+32 2 29 64470
Responsibilities

Portfolio

  • Digital trade, including e-commerce
  • Communication
  • Latvian press, social media and events
  • Relations with Latvian stakeholders
  • The EVP’s agenda planning
  • Ukraine
  • Macro-financial assistance
  • Relations with European Parliament
  • Relations with European Economic and Social Committee
  • Relations with Committee of the Regions
  • Relations with national parliaments

Commissioners Group

  • A Europe Fit for Digital Age
  • Promoting our European Way of Life

Non-portfolio

  • Communications Networks, Content and Technology (CNECT)
  • Education, Youth, Sport and Culture (EAC)
  • Skills
  • Policy assistant / Speechwriter

Jeremy Smith

Email
jeremy [dot] smithatec [dot] europa [dot] eu
Phone number
+32 2 29 52381
Responsibilities
  • Executive Vice-President’s speeches
  • Managing the EVP’s social media
  • Communications for Eurogroup/ECOFIN
  • Assistant to the Executive Vice-President

Aikaterini Chrysogelou

Email
aikaterini [dot] chrysogelouatec [dot] europa [dot] eu
Phone number
+32 2 29 67770
Responsibilities
  • Assistant to the Executive Vice-President
  • Coordination with the Commission Protocol
  • Correspondence of the Executive Vice-President
  • Scheduling of the EVP’s agenda
  • Agenda
  • Publication of the Executive Vice-President’s missions and agenda
  • Assistant to the Head of Cabinet

Bernadette Wild

Email
bernadette [dot] wildatec [dot] europa [dot] eu
Phone number
+32 2 29 83302
Responsibilities
  • Coordination of Administrative arrangements
  • Business Continuity Management
  • Missions
  • Assistant to the Deputy Head of Cabinet

Petra Kuehnen

Email
petra [dot] kuehnenatec [dot] europa [dot] eu
Phone number
+32 2 29 50233
Responsibilities
  • Preparation of GRI file
  • E-College
  • Trainings
  • Parliamentary questions
  • HR correspondent
  • Scheduling of the Executive Vice-President’s agenda
  • Assistant to Cabinet Members Elīna Melngaile and Gints Freimanis

Simona Siarik

Email
simona [dot] siarikatec [dot] europa [dot] eu
Phone number
+32 2 29 57560
Responsibilities
  • Preparation of files for EXCO
  • Cross Cabinets briefing coordinator
  • Assistant to Cabinet Members Miriam Garcia Ferrer and Vanessa Mock

Cristina Antonescu

Email
cristina [dot] antonescuatec [dot] europa [dot] eu
Phone number
+32 2 29 83715
Responsibilities
  • Preparation of files for Jour Fixe with DG Trade
  • Preparation of press files
  • Publication of the Executive Vice-President’s agenda
  • Assistant to Cabinet Members Sofja Ribkina and Kevin Keary

Kädli Moor

Email
kadli [dot] mooratec [dot] europa [dot] eu
Phone number
+32 2 29 67783
  • Assistant to Cabinet Members Caroline Boeshertz and Nicolo Brignoli

Marzenna Piekucinska (currently on leave)

Email
marzenna [dot] piekucinskaatec [dot] europa [dot] eu
Phone number
+32 2 29 57331
  • Assistant to Cabinet Members Pim Lescrauwaet and Mirzha De Manuel

Maaria Wierink

Email
maaria [dot] wierinkatec [dot] europa [dot] eu
Phone number
+32 2 29 67787
Responsibilities
  • Preparation of the Eurogroup and ECOFIN files
  • Deputy LSO
  • Mission budget
  • Digital Ambassador
  • Preparation of the European Semester files
  • Relations with the European Semester Officers
  • Documents management officer/archives

Alina Marinache

Email
alina [dot] marinacheatec [dot] europa [dot] eu
Phone number
+32 2 29 84277
Responsibilities
  • DECIDE petitions, Ombudsman
  • Transparency register
  • Access to documents requests
  • E-College
  • Preparation of College files and weekly pre-College meetings (‘Hebdo’)
  • Coordination of Budgetary arrangements
  • LSO
  • Trainees and NEPTs
  • Mission budget
  • National Expert in Professional Training (NEPT)

Maaike Niehof

Email
Maaike [dot] niehofatec [dot] europa [dot] eu
Phone number
+32 2 29 67617
  • Blue book Trainee

Guillaume Joba

Email
Guillaume [dot] jobaatec [dot] europa [dot] eu
Phone number
+32 2 29 67097