Movers and Shakers | 11 February 2022

Today’s Movers & Shakers is about: A new Italian MEP, ESTAT’s new Director, new Government Ministers, and more!

By Nisa Khan

Nisa Khan is the Editor of Dods People EU and the European Public Affairs Directory (EPAD)

10 Feb 2022

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European Parliament

MEP News
Camilla Laureti (S&D, IT) has joined the European Parliament.

European Commission

Directorates-General and Services

Statistical Authority of the European Union (ESTAT)
Jean-Pierre Poncelet replaces Eduardo Barredo Capelot as Director of Directorate B (Standards; Dissemination; Cooperation in the European Statistical System) in an acting capacity.

Other EU Institutions and Agencies

European Social Insurance Platform (ESIP)
Yannis Natsis replaces Christine Dawson as the new Director.

Incisive Health Brussels
Hans Martens joins as a Senior Counsel. Martens was previously CEO of the European Policy Centre (EPC) and established a health policy programme: The Coalition for Health, Ethics and Society (CHES) which he still chairs.

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National News

Aki Lindén replaces Krista Kiuru as the interim Minister for Family Affairs and Social Services who is on parental leave.

Giorgos Georgantas replaces Spilios Livanos as the Minister for Rural Development and Food.

The previous newsletter contained information on the Portuguese election which was incorrect. There have been no new ministerial appointments since the election. 

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