European Commissioner for Economic & Financial Affairs


European Commissioner for Economic & Financial Affairs

The Commissioner for Economic & Financial Affairs is the member of the European Commission responsible for the European Union's Financial and monetary affairs, often combined with similar portfolios. The current Commissioner is Joaquín Almunia (PSE).

The current head of cabinet is Gerassimos Thomas and the current Director-General is Klaus Regling.

Economic portfolios

This position is important due to the weight the European Union has economically (See: Economy of the European Union). Although there are several economic posts in the Commission;
* Enterprise & Industry - currently Günter Verheugen
* Internal Market & Services - currently Charlie McCreevy
* Competition - currently Neelie Kroes
* Trade - currently Peter Mandelson
* Taxation & Customs Union - currently László Kovács
* Financial Programming & the Budget - currently Dalia Grybauskaitė
* Energy - currently Andris Piebalgs
* Consumer Protection - currently Meglena Kuneva

Changes

There have been suggestions from politicians such as Ségolène Royal that there should be an economic government for the eurozone, [ [http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/europe/6357899.stm Royal v Sarkozy: The policies] BBC News] and at the start of the Barroso Commission Germany suggested an economic "super-commissioner" [ [http://www.euractiv.com/en/agenda2004/big-strike-deal-super-commissioner-french-vat-cuts-1-ceiling/article-114814 'Big three' strike deal on super commissioner, French VAT cuts, 1% ceiling] EurActiv.com] - which could see a change in this position. That idea however was dropped but the Enterprise & Industry Commissioner was strengthened in response. [ [http://www.bmbrussels.be/box_bmnewcomm.php THE NEW COMMISSION - SOME INITIAL THOUGHT] BM Brussels]

List of commissioners

*Robert Marjolin (of France) - Hallstein Commission (1958-1967)
*Raymond Barre (of France) - Rey Commission (1967-1970)
*Raymond Barre (of France) - Malfatti Commission (1970-1972)
*Raymond Barre (of France) - Mansholt Commission (1972-1973)
*Wilhelm Haferkamp (of West Germany) - Ortoli Commission (1973-1977)
*François-Xavier Ortoli (of France) - Jenkins Commission (1977-1981)
*François-Xavier Ortoli (of France) - Thorn Commission (1981-1985)
*Henning Christophersen (of Denmark) - Delors Commission (1985-1995)
*Leon Brittan (of the United Kingdom) - Santer Commission (1995-1999)
*Leon Brittan (of the United Kingdom) - Marín Commission (1999)
*Pedro Solbes (of Spain) - Prodi Commission (1999-2004)
*Joaquín Almunia (of Spain) - Prodi Commission (2004)
*Siim Kallas (of Estonia) - Prodi Commission (2004)
*Joaquín Almunia (of Spain) - Barroso Commission (2004-"2009")As Economic and Finance Commissioner; Robert Marjolin served in both Hallstein Commissions and Henning Christophersen served in all three Delors Commissions. The mandate of the Barroso Commission ends in 2009, though it may resign before then or receive a second mandate.

ee also

* Economy of the European Union
* Eurozone & Euro
* European Central Bank
* European Union Budget
* OLAF
* European Court of Auditors
* Directorate-General for Economic and Financial Affairs

External links

* [http://ec.europa.eu/commission_barroso/almunia/index_en.htm Commissioner's website]
* [http://ec.europa.eu/economy_finance/index_en.htm Official website]

References


Wikimedia Foundation. 2010.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Еврозона —      Страны ЕС  члены еврозоны (17) …   Википедия

  • Nobel Prizes — ▪ 2009 Introduction Prize for Peace       The 2008 Nobel Prize for Peace was awarded to Martti Ahtisaari, former president (1994–2000) of Finland, for his work over more than 30 years in settling international disputes, many involving ethnic,… …   Universalium

  • Poland — Polska redirects here. For other uses, see Polska (disambiguation). This article is about the country. For other uses, see Poland (disambiguation). Republic of Poland Rzeczpospolita Polska …   Wikipedia

  • Republic of Ireland — This article is about the sovereign state. For the island, see Ireland. For other uses, see Republic of Ireland (disambiguation). Ireland[a] Éire (Irish) …   Wikipedia

  • Social Security (United States) — This article is about the retirement/disability program. For the general concept of providing welfare, see Social security. For other uses, see Social Security (disambiguation) …   Wikipedia

  • Italy — Italia redirects here. For other uses, see Italia (disambiguation). This article is about the republic. For other uses, see Italy (disambiguation). Italian Republic …   Wikipedia

  • Spain — This article is about the country. For other uses, see Spain (disambiguation). Kingdom of Spain Reino de España …   Wikipedia

  • Puerto Rico — This article is about the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico. For other uses, see Puerto Rico (disambiguation). Commonwealth of Puerto Rico Estado Libre Asociado de Puerto Rico …   Wikipedia

  • Hungary — This article is about the European country. For other uses, see Hungary (disambiguation). Republic of Hungary Magyar Köztársaság …   Wikipedia

  • Netherlands — This article is about the country within the Kingdom of the Netherlands. For other uses, see Netherlands (disambiguation). Netherlands Nederland …   Wikipedia

  • List of United Nations-related topics — This is a list of topics related to United Nations.United Nations* United Nations * United Nations System * United Nations Compensation Commission * 1996 shelling of Qana * 2005 World Summit * 2006 United Nations Security Council election * 2010… …   Wikipedia


Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”

We are using cookies for the best presentation of our site. Continuing to use this site, you agree with this.