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Simon Mordue


Director "Strategy and Turkey" in DG NEAR, European Commission

Simon Mordue

 Since September 2014, Simon Mordue has been Director "Strategy and Turkey" in DG NEAR, covering issues such as the overall strategy for enlargement policy and the European Neighborhood Policy, policy planning, interinstitutional relations and communication, thematic support, monitoring and evaluation, financial instruments and negotiations with Turkey on both the accession and migration fronts.

In the Barroso II Commission, Simon was Head of Cabinet for Štefan Füle, European Commissioner for Enlargement and Neighbourhood Policy.

In the Barroso I Commission, Simon was deputy Head of Cabinet to Vice President Verheugen covering a broad range of areas in the VP's team including responsibility for driving forward the better regulation agenda and the relations of the VP with the EP and Council.  This latter involved overseeing, for the VP, complex inter-institutional negotiations on issues such as REACH, the single market for goods package, the defence package etc. 

He had also been part of Commissioner Verheugen's team for the last part of the Prodi Commission where he oversaw preparations for the new financial perspectives and also dealt with relations with the EP.

At other times in his career in the Commission, he has been head of Unit for the maritime sector in DG Transport and Energy (TREN); Head of the Financial Instruments Unit in Dg Enlargement and served also as Head of the Operational Sections of the EC's delegations in Romania and Turkey.