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July 2022
Brussels, Belgium

Christof Schoser
Head of Taskforce Third Country Subsidies, DG Competition at European Commission



  • Economics degrees from University of Kiel (Germany), Toulouse (France) and Bruges (Belgium)
  • PhD in economics from the University of Freiburg (Germany)

Work at the European Commission:

DG Competition (2000-06)

  • Antitrust control in the food and pharmaceutical sectors
  • State aid control in the media and telecoms sectors

DG Energy and Transport (2006-08)

  • Internal market for electricity and gas

Member of Cabinet of Energy Commissioner Piebalgs (2008-2010)

DG Energy (2010-2012)

  • Deputy Head of Unit, Energy technologies

DG Competition (since 2012)

  • Deputy Head of Unit, State aid control in energy
  • Head of Taskforce Third-Country subsidies (since 2020)

Agenda Sessions

  • Review of EU Foreign Subsidy Proposals