Servaas Deroose

Deputy Director-General, European Commission Directorate-General for Economic and Financial Affairs at European Commission

Servaas Deroose has been Deputy Director-General at the European Commission's Directorate-General for Economic and Financial Affairs since 2010. In this capacity, he co-ordinates the DG's work on EU Governance, EU Semester, fiscal policy and international economic and financial relations. Mr Deroose has played a leading role in the management of economic adjustment programmes, including Greece and Spain. He has been a member of the Economic and Financial Committee since 2005.  After graduating in economics from the University of Ghent, Servaas Deroose worked as a researcher at the Economics Faculty of the University of Ghent. He joined the European Commission in 1985 and has worked mainly in the fields of macroeconomic surveillance (economic forecasts; economic policy co-ordination; budgetary policy) and EMU-related issues (economic convergence; euro adoption; imbalances).  He has published various articles and books on fiscal policy and EMU.