Commission for Economic Policy (ECON)  

The remit of the Commission for Economic Policy covers the following fields:

  • Competition and State Aid Policy
  • Economic and Monetary Policy
  • Economic Governance and European Semester
  • Industrial Policy and Industry 4.0
  • Internal Market and Digital Single Market
  • International Trade and Tariffs (including WTO issues)​
  • Local/Regional Finance and Investment
  • Public Investment
  • ​Public Procurement
  • Public Services
  • SME Policy and entrepreneurship
  • Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) Governance
  • Taxation Policy

The ECON Secretariat is also responsible for the European Entrepreneurial Regions (EER) award scheme, which rewards EU regions with the most credible, forward-thinking and promising vision and innovative entrepreneurial policy strategy.

ECON is in charge of the Network of Regional Hubs for EU policy Implementation Review (RegHub)​. RegHub is a platform, which involves local and regional actors through consultations to collect their experiences on EU policy implementation.

ECON manages the Broadband Platform, which is a joint initiative between the European Committee of the Regions (CoR) and the European Commission to help high-speed broadband reach all European regions.

The ECON Commission also plays a lead and coordination role in relations between the CoR and the European Investment Bank (EIB) Group​, which span a broad range of actions and policy fields.

Finally, via surveys, studies and analyses the ECON secretariat helps its members to monitor current trends in European cities and regions, and to identify good policy practices.​


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Head of Unit: Bert Kuby

Assitant to the HoU: Cécile Eclache

Webmaster: Brigitte Gendebien

Administrators:


  • Nils Brunelet, in charge of European Semester, Economic governance, Europe 2020, EMU, Stability and Growth Pact, Relationship with E​IB, membership of the Group of Communicators (GOC)
  • Andrea Forti, Deputy Head of Unit, in charge of European Semester, Economic governance, Europe 2020, EMU, Stability and Growth Pact, Europe 2020/European Semester Monitoring Platform
  • Effrosyni Kossyvaki (SNE), in charge of International trade and Tariffs, Competition Policy, State Aid, Public procurement, Company Law
  • Maria Lozano Uriz, in charge of Digital Single Market, Digital Agenda, ICT Networks and Information Society and Smart specialisation strategies, Broadband platform
  • Claudia Moser (SNE), in charge of European Semester, Economic governance, Europe 2020, EMU, Stability and Growth Pact, Financial and Capital markets, Taxation, Financial services, Capital Market Union
  • Rafael Mondelaers, in charge of Internal Market, Industrial Policy, Sharing Economy, SME Policy, Business Environment/ Administrative Burden reduction
  • Audrey Parizel​, in charge of European Semester, Economic governance, Europe 2020, EMU, Stability and Growth Pact, Europe 2020/European Semester Monitoring Platform, sustainable development goals (SDGs)
  • Alexander Popov, in charge of Digital Single Market, ICT Networks and Information Society
  • Robert Rönström, in charge of International Trade and Tariffs, Competition Policy, State Aid, Public procurement, Company Law
  • Rainer Steffens (SNE), in charge of Horizontal Activites
  • Piotr Zajączkowski, in charge of Internal Market, Industrial Policy, Sharing Economy, SME Policy, Business Environment/ Administrative Burden reduction, EER

Assistants:

To contact the ECON team, please use the Contact form (subject 'Economic Policy')

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