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Austria

Dr. Franz Wirtenberger

Federal Chancellery

 

Field of activity: Public Administration (national level, European affairs).

 

Belgium

Mr Pieter van den Bossche

General counsel, head of department, responsible for quality of regulation and for regulated prices within the Directorate general Economic Regulation of the Federal Public Service (FPS) Economy, SMEs, Self-employed and Energy

Mr Pieter Van den Bossche
Mr Pieter Van den Bossche

Pieter Van den Bossche started in 2001 as a deputy legal adviser at the legal department of the Chairman's office of the FPS Economy, SMEs, Self-employed and Energy, where he was charged with administrative disputes and with legal advice in the field of administrative and constitutional law, consumer and telecom law. In 2012 he was appointed head of the quality of regulation unit within the General directorate of Economic Regulation, where he was one of the driving forces behind the codification of economic law. In 2018 he was appointed general counsel, head of the department quality of regulation and regulated prices. At federal level, the latter relate to the prices of medicines and medical implants and to the book price. Pieter Van den Bossche graduated in 1997 as a master in law at Ghent University with a specialization in commercial and economic law.

 

Bulgaria

Ms Gergana Ivanova

Head of General Coordination of EU Affairs Department

Ms Gergana IVANOVA
Ms Gergana Ivanova

Since 2012 Mrs Ivanova has worked as a Head of General Coordination of EU Affairs Department in Technical Harmonization and Consumer Policy Directorate at the Bulgarian Ministry of Economy. Her main responsibility is the coordination and preparation of the Bulgarian position and participation in the EU Competitiveness Council. Since 2008, she is a national coordinator in the field of administrative burden reduction. These include coordination of three consecutive measurements of the administrative burden for businesses; preparation of three national Action Plans for reducing administrative burdens; reporting to the Council of Ministers twice a year on the implementation of the three Action Plans; providing guidance and facilitating problem solving, etc. From 2003 to 2005 she was an advisor at the Cabinet of the Minister of Economy and was involved in developing strategies, programs, economic analyses, etc. Prior to her employment in the public administration, she has worked for 6 years in the private sector as a consultant and licensed valuator of entire enterprises.

Graduate from the University of National and World Economy, Sofia, with a master degree in Economy and Management of Industry and further specialization in Management Automation and Strategic Planning.

Croatia

Ms Nataša Mikuš Žigman

  

Cyprus

Mr Kyriakos Andreoua

Coordinator Officer at DG EPCD

Mr Kyriakos Andreou
Mr Kyriakos Andreou

Kyriacos Andreou currently works at DG EPCD as a Coordinator Officer. Prior to his current role, Mr Andreou was an Administration Officer and a Financial Advisor in the National Supervisory Authority of Cyprus. Mr Andreou holds a Bachelor degree in Business Administration from the University of Cyprus and a Master’s degree in Finance, also awarded from the University of Cyprus. Mr Andreou is a highly motivated person and a powerful force in the workplace and uses his positive attitude and tireless energy to encourage others to work hard and succeed.   

Czech Republic

Mr. Jan Kravčík

Principal Advisor

Regulatory Impact Assessment Unit of the Office of the Government of the Czech Republic

Mr. Jan Kravčík
Mr. Jan Kravčík

Senior government counsellor at the Regulatory Impact Assessment Unit, Office of the Government. Jan has been in the Czech state administration since 2010. At the Ministry of the Interior, he focused on international cooperation in public administration, especially on human resources management and social dialogue in civil service. Currently, he serves at the Office of the Government as a senior counsellor in charge of communication with professional associations, fostering international cooperation in better regulation policies. He holds a degree in Slavic studies from Charles University in Prague and have represented the Czech Republic in various international forums.

Denmark

Mr Andreas Hauptmann

Director of EU and International Affairs at the Danish Business Authority

Mr Andreas Hauptmann
Mr Andreas Hauptmann

Mr. Hauptmann is the Director of EU and International Affairs at the Danish Business Authority. He is supervising the Danish negotiations and implementation of a wide range of EU legislation, particularly regarding the single market, the digital single market, industry and SMEs. Mr. Hauptmann has more than 10 years of experience within the public administration relating to EU affairs. He is responsible for the section of the Danish Business Regulation Forum dealing with EU related activities.

Estonia

Ms Kristina Jerjomina

Ms Kristina Jerjomina
Ms Kristina Jerjomina

Legal Advisor at a Business and Consumer Environment Department of the Estonian Ministry of Economic Affairs and Communications.

Finland

Ms Anu Laitinen

Head of Unit

Better Regulation Unit of Finland’s Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment

Ms Anu Laitinen
Ms Anu Laitinen

Ms Laitinen has worked in Finland’s Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment since 2008. She has been involved in many different project in the area of better regulation, impact assessment and administrative burden reduction. Currently, she works as a Head of Unit in the Ministry’s Better Regulation Unit. The unit is responsible for national project on simplification of legislation as well as one-in, one-out experimentation. Ms Laitinen’s employment history prior to the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment includes positions at the Finnish Competition Authority and Finland’s Ministry of Agriculture. She holds a Master’s degree in Business and Economics (University of Jyväskylä) and a Master’s degree in Social Sciences (University of Helsinki).

France

Mr. Matthieu Laurent

Deputy Legal Advisor of General Secretariat for European affairs

Mr. Matthieu Laurent
Mr. Matthieu Laurent

Fields of activity: in charge of the coordination and monitoring of the application of EU law, especially transposition and infringement procedures.

Germany

Mrs Gisela Hohensee

Director

Head of subdivision EA "Policy issues EU policy

Mrs Gisela Hohensee
Mrs Gisela Hohensee
 

Greece

Mr Ilias Koromilas

Head of the Better Regulation Office

Better Regulation Office, Secretarial General for Legal and Parliamentary Affairs, Presidency of the Government

Ilias Korimilas
Mr Ilias Korimilas

Mr Koromilas is currently Head of the Better Regulation office, Presidency of the Hellenic Government, Secretariat General of Legal and Parliamentary Affairs. Mr Koromilas has been the Head of Better Regulation Office of the General Secretariat of the Greek Government and national representative in the Working Group of the Council on Better Regulation for Competitiveness and Growth since 2013. Having a doctorate degree in sociology and a master's degree in criminology, he has been working both as special adviser on better regulation and as lecturer, scientific researcher and collaborator. He is author of numerous publications and is Vice-President of the administrative board of the Criminologists' Society of Panteion University.

Hungary

Mr István Tamas Racz

Head of department at the Ministry of Justice’s EU Coordination Department

Mr István Tamas Racz
Mr István Tamas Racz

Field of activity: EU coordination

Ireland

Mr John Shine

Director

Better Regulation Unit

Mr John Shine
Mr John Shine

Field of Activity: Enterprise, Trade and Employment.

Italy

Mr. Daniele Giovannola

Department for Legislative Affairs

Head of Impact Assessment Unit

Daniele Giovannola
Mr Daniele Giovannola

 

 

Latvia

Ms Māra Rone

Head of EU Affairs unit Department of EU and Foreign Economic Relations, Ministry of Economics of Latvia

Ms Māra Rone
Ms Māra Rone

Since 2012 Mrs Rone has worked as a Head of EU Affairs Unit at the Latvian Ministry of Economy. Main responsibility is the coordination and preparation of the Latvian position and participation in the EU Competitiveness and the EU Energy Councils. National coordinator in the field of administrative burden reduction.

Graduate from the Stockholm University Business school, with a Master of Science degree in Business Administration.

Lithuania

Mrs Irmina Valytė

Ministries of Economy and Innovation

Head of the Policy Group on Better Regulation and Business Supervision

 

 

Luxembourg

Ms Annelies Vandendriessche

 

Field of activity: Legal Advisor, Ministry for Digitalisation

Malta

Mr John Aquilina

Managing Consultant

Office of the Permanent Secretary, Ministry for Foreign and European Affairs

Mr John AQUILINA
Mr John AQUILINA

Field of activity: Better Regulation and Modernization of Public Administration including Strategic Planning, Quality and Service Improvement, BPR, One-stop shops, Digitisation, Major Projects, Change Management, Management Consultancy.

Netherlands

Mr Pieter Waasdorp

Director

Ministry of Economic Affairs and Climate

Mr Pieter Waasdorp
Mr Pieter Waasdorp

Field of activity: Director of entrepreneurship at the Dutch Ministry of Economic Affairs and Climate

Poland

Ms Joanna Pohl

Chief expert Better Regulation Team, Department of Improvement of Business Regulation

Ms Joanna Pohl
Ms Joanna Pohl

Chief Specialist in the Better Regulation Unit in the Polish Ministry of Economic Development, Labour and Technology.

Ms Pohl has been working in the Polish public administration since 2004. Currently, she is responsible for issues related to improvement of regulatory framework, better regulation and public consultations on the European and national level.  She participated in several deregulation and burden reduction projects. She was dealing with the EU single market issues including negotiations on services directive as well as the transposition process concentrating on removing barriers for services provides.

She holds a Master’s degree in international economic and political relations (Adam Mickiewicz University) and a Master’s degree in the EU Law (College of Europe).

Portugal

Mr David Moreira Rodrigues

Mr David Moreira Rodrigues
Mr David Moreira Rodrigues

 

 

Romania

Ms Anca-Elena Mihăescu

Ms Anca-Elena Mihăescu
Ms Anca-Elena Mihăescu

 

Ms Anca-Elena Mihăescu is currently working in the General Secretariat of the Romanian Government with main responsibilities: Implementing the simplification and digitization objectives of administrative procedures for citizens, business and public administration, participating in the processes of strategies and working plans elaboration at governmental level for simplification of administrative procedures, participating in the e-government policies elaboration and implementation, implementing the better regulation policies,  participating in the transformation of the public administration process, and introducing and implementing new methods for measuring bureaucracy for business and citizens

Slovenia

Ms Katja Glavic

Undersecretary Ministry of Public Administration
(Sector Development Office)

Picture Katja Glavic
Ms Katja Glavic

Undersecretary Ministry of Public Administration (Sector Development Office), working in the area of better regulation, including strategic and methodological framework development, IT-support development and practical implementation of better regulation principles. Managing initiatives for the removal of administrative barriers or the improvement of regulations received through STOP the Bureaucracy portal, organizing and running workshops for public servants and promoting work of the STOP the Bureaucracy project (various events) , working on regular review of legislation from the point of view of removing administrative burdens. Preparing ex-ante and ex-post evaluations;  large part of the professional activity is focused on better regulation and better legislative process;  participated in a number of projects involving development of regulatory impact assessment system and effective implementation of measures for administrative burden reduction. Actively participates in the implementation of the measures set out in the Action Plan for Better Regulation adopted by the Government of the Republic of Slovenia in 2019 with the aim of systematically regulating better regulation.

Slovak Republic

Mr Jan Oravec

State Secretary

Ministry of Economy of Slovak Republic

Mr. Jan ORAVEC
Mr. Jan ORAVEC

Mr. Ján ORAVEC is the 1st State Secretary of the Ministry of Economy of the Slovak Republic. From 2003 to 2020 he served as a President of The Entrepreneurs Association of Slovakia. He is a founding member and a member of a Presidium of the National Union of Employers. As a Chairman of its´ European Affairs and Foreign Relations Committee he represented Slovak employers in international organizations of employers, in BusinessEurope in Brussels, in BIAC at OECD, and in IOE at the International Labour Organization in Geneva.

In 1999-2002 Mr. Oravec was working as a Chief of Strategy at the Ministry of Economy of the Slovak Republic.  During that period he served as a chairman and member of various Supervisory Boards and Boards of Directors.

He is a founding member of The F. A. Hayek Foundation and its long term president (1992 – 2013). In 1997 he established The Slovak Taxpayers Association.

Mr. Oravec graduated in 1987 from Comenius University in Bratislava (Philosophy – Political Economy), The Swinburne University of Technology, Melbourne, Australia in 1994 (Business Administration) and The Southern Methodist University, Dallas, Texas, USA in 1993-1995 (Bank Management). In 1996 he received his PhD. degree in economics at The Institute of Slovak and World Economy in Bratislava.

He writes articles, gives lectures, TV interviews, and public speeches on various topics.

Spain

Ms Clara Mapelli Marchena

Director General for Public Governance at the Ministry of Finance and Civil Service

Ms Clara Mapelli Marchena
Ms Clara Mapelli Marchena

Responsible for analysis and evaluation of public administration structures and procedures; programs on reduction of administrative burdens; management of single access point to public administration; quality of public services; transparency and open government plans.

PhD in Law and Master in Public Administration, she has served since 2001 in different positions within the public administration relating to EU affairs, better regulation and administrative reform.

Sweden

Ms Anna Johansson

Head of Department/Deputy Director General

The Swedish Agency for Economics and Regional Growth

Ms Anna Johansson
Ms Anna Johansson

Field of activity: Better Regulation and Digital Services.

Committee of the Regions

Mr Michiel Rijsberman

Mr Rijsberman
Mr Michiel Rijsberman

 

Job title: Regional Minister at the Province of Flevoland (NL)

Michiel Rijsberman is a Regional Minister of European affairs at the Dutch province of Flevoland and a member of the Committee of the Regions (CoR) since 2015. At the Committee of the Regions, Mr. Rijsberman is chairing the Dutch delegation, vice president of the Renew Europe group and coordinator of the COTER commission. He has been the rapporteur on a number of opinions of the CoR on cohesion policy and on the financial rules of the EU. Effectiveness and simplification were important themes on all of these. Mr. Rijsberman has a professional background in water management and policy science.

Mr Mark Speich (EPP/DE)

Mr Mark Speich
Mr Mark Speich

State Secretary for Federal, European and International Affairs of the State of North Rhine-Westphalia, Chair of the Commission for Citizenship, Governance, Institutional and External Affairs (CIVEX) of the European Committee of the Regions.  

Mrs Anne Karjalainen

Mrs Anne Karjalinen
Mrs Anne Karjalinen

Chair of the CoR Commission for Social Policy, Education, Employment and Culture (SEDEC) and Member of Kerava City Council, Finland.