Directorate General for Justice & Consumers
Carina Törnblom is a Lawyer and started in the European Commission in 2000. She works since recently in the role as adviser to the Director for Consumers in The Directorate General for Justice and Consumers. She was previously the Head of the Consumer Strategy, Representation and International Relations Unit in DG Justice and Consumers, working to integrate the interests of 500 million EU consumers in all EU policies, aligning Consumer Policy to the priorities of the Juncker College focusing on the integration of Consumer Policy in the Digital Single market, the Energy Union, Circular economy, Collaborative economy and International Trade Negotiations.
With this Unit she was also responsible for negotiating and coordinating the implementation of the Consumer Financial Programme, the relations with the Consumer Movement at the EU and National level, including the coordination of the Commission's European Consumer Consultative Group (ECCG)and the Commission's Capacity building Programme for national organisations and the design and implementation of Consumer Education Tools, providing an integrated approach and feedback for European Consumer Policy through the Consumer Policy Network (CPN) of Member States' Directors General and the annual multi-stakeholder policy event the Consumer Summit.
Carina was previously responsible for heading the Unit for Consumer and Marketing Law and the Regulation for Enforcement Cooperation and the Unit for Agriculture – Food products and Health in the Health and Consumers Directorate General. Before she joined the Commission, she was Deputy Director General in the Ministry of Finance in Sweden with responsibility for Consumer Policy and prior to this she was in charge of the enforcement of Consumer Policy and legislation in the Financial Sector in the Financial Supervisory Authority, building on years of experience in the Consumer Agency of enforcing Consumer protection legislation.