Director-General for Economic and Financial Affairs at the European Commission.
After studies at the Universities of Florence and Oxford, Buti joined the European Commission in 1987. He held various posts as an economist in DG ECFIN and the Commissioner’s cabinet (private office) before taking up a post as an economic adviser to the Commission President in 2002-03. In 2003 he returned to DG ECFIN as Director for the Directorate for economies of the Member States, and in September 2006 was appointed Deputy Director-General.
DG ECFIN contributes to the European Neighbourhood Policy (ENP) by:
- Monitoring and analysing economic and financial developments in ENP countries
- Conducting regular economic dialogues with partner countries
- Managing Macro-Financial Assistance; and ensuring coordination with international financial institutions