Vera Jourova

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Vice-President of the European Commission in charge of Values and Transparency


  • • Leading the Commission’s work on values and transparency, upholding the rule of law.
  • • Ensuring the democratic system is open, transparent, protected from external interference.
  • • Chairing the Commissioners’ Group on a New Push for European Democracy.
  • • Playing a lead role in the Conference on the Future of Europe and its follow-up on democratic processes and institutional matters.
  • • Brokering talks on improving, notably, the lead candidate system and transnational lists.
  • • Maintaining an open, transparent and regular dialogue with other EU institutions, citizens, representative associations and civil society. 
  • • Coordinating an EU Democracy Action Plan to address external intervention in EU elections.
  • • Tabling legislative proposals to ensure more transparency in paid political advertising and clearer rules on financing European political parties.
  • • Supporting work on countering disinformation and fake information, while preserving freedom of expression, freedom of the press and media pluralism.
  • • Monitoring implementation of the Code of Practice, with regulatory intervention if necessary.
  • • Identifying risks to plurality in the media sector, and proposing cross-border projects to support independent and diverse journalistic activities. 
  • • Leading talks on a Transparency Register and independent ethics body for EU institutions.
  • • Coordinating the European Citizens’ Initiative, giving European more say in decision making.
  • • Leading the work on the EU’s accession to the European Convention on Human Rights. 
  • • Monitoring the application of the Charter of Fundamental Rights.
  • • Safeguarding the right of peaceful assembly and the freedom of association. 
  • • Raising awareness of EU citizenship rights with the Rights, Equalities and Citizenship Programme.
  • • Coordinating work on inclusion and building a genuine Union of equality and diversity.


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