Movers and Shakers | 11 March 2022

Today’s Movers & Shakers is about: New DG DEFIS, MARE and DGT Directors, New Ministers in Austria and France, MEP news and more!

By Nisa Khan

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

11 Mar 2022

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European Parliament

MEP News
Salima Yenbou (RE, FR) has left the Greens/European Free Alliance Group to join the Renew Europe Group.

European Commission

Directorates-General and Services

Defence Industry and Space (DEFIS)
Paraskevi Papantoniou replaces Matthias Petschke as Director of Directorate C (Space) in an acting capacity.

Economic and Financial Affairs (ECFIN)
Filippo Munisteri replaces Merete Clausen as Head of Unit L1 (Coordination with the EIB Group, EBRD and IFIs) in an acting capacity.

Maritime Affairs and Fisheries (MARE)
Anders Jessen replaces Veronika Veits as Director of Directorate B (International Ocean Governance and Sustainable Fisheries) in an acting capacity.

Trade (TRADE)
Piotr Rydzkowski replaces Stephanie Leupold as Head of Unit A2 (Trade Strategy). Leupold is now the new Head of Unit F2 (Dispute Settlement and Legal Aspects of Trade Policy).
Sylvia Baule replaces Christophe Kiener as Head of Unit B2 (Services and Digital Trade) while Kiener replaces Peter Berz as Head of Unit C2 (South and South East Asia, Australia, New Zealand).
Peter Berz replaces Joanna Krzeminska-Vamvaka as Head of Unit F1 (Single Entry Point for Enforcement, Market Access and SMEs).
Pedro Velasco Martins replaces Frank Hoffmeister as Head of Unit G3 (Investigations II: Anti-Circumvention).
Diana Acconcia replaces Joaquin Fernández Martín as Head of Unit G5 (Relations with Third Countries for Trade Defence Matters).

Translation (DGT)
Algirdas Butkevičius replaces Klaus Meyer-Koeken as the Director of Directorate A (Translation).

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National News

Johannes Rauch is the new Federal Minister for Social Affairs, Health, Care and Consumer Protection.

Joël Giraud replaces Jacqueline Gourault as the Minister for Territorial Cohesion and Relations with Local Authorities.

Katalin Novák is the President-Elect of Hungary and will assume office in May. She will replace János Áder.

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