Daniel Braun is the Deputy Director of the Cabinet of Commissioner Vera Jourova. His portfolio includes fundamental rights, the digital economy, inter-institutional relations, economic and monetary affairs. He stood behind the European Commission and major IT platforms that resulted in the adoption of the Codex on Illegal Racism on the Internet. Previously, he was the first Deputy Minister for Local Development responsible for the EU Structural Funds. He led the team that prepared the strategy for European funds in the 2014-2020 programming period in the Czech Republic and was also the head of the Czech negotiation team with the European Commission. Daniel Braun is a graduate of the University of Economics in Prague and the Central European University in Budapest.