Margrethe Vestager

Executive Vice-President for A Europe Fit for the Digital Age and Competition at European Commission, Brussels

Margrethe Vestager is a Danish politician and European Commissioner in the Von der Leyen Commission, currently serving as Executive Vice President of the European Commission for A Europe Fit for the Digital Age and European Commissioner for Competition. Vestager is a member of the Danish Social Liberal Party, and of the Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe Party (ALDE) on the European level.

Her responsibilities in the European Commission:

  • Chairing the Commissioners’ Group on a Europe Fit for the Digital Age
  • EU Commissioner for Competition.
  • Co-leading on a strategy on small and medium-sized businesses and start-ups and a long-term strategy for the EU’s industrial future, including competition aspects.
  • Ensuring synergies between civil, defence and space industries.
  • Coordinating work on a European strategy on data and on a European approach to artificial intelligence, including its human and ethical implications.
  • Steering work on upgrading liability and safety rules for digital platforms, services and products as part of a new Digital Services Act, ensuring working conditions of platform workers are properly addressed.
  • Coordinating the Commission’s work to achieve fair digital taxation.
  • Strengthening the enforcement of, and reviewing, EU competition rules.

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