Movers and Shakers | 22 April 2022

Today’s Movers & Shakers is about: COVI and PEGA’s New Chairs and Vice-Chairs, Portugal’s Permanent Representation to the EU and Directorates-General and Services News and more!

By Nisa Khan

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

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European Parliament

Committees and Delegations

COVID-19 Pandemic: Lessons Learned and Recommendations for the Future (COVI)
The Committee has elected the following members:
Chair: Kathleen Van Brempt (S&D, BE)
First Vice-Chair: Andreas Glück (RE, DE)
Second Vice-Chair: Ewa Kopacz (EPP, PL)
Third Vice-Chair: Michèle Rivasi (Greens/EFA, FR)
Fourth Vice-Chair: Karol Karski (ECR, PL)

The Committee of Inquiry to investigate the use of Pegasus and equivalent surveillance spyware (PEGA)
The Committee has elected the following members:
Chair: Jeroen Lenaers (EPP, NL)
First Vice-Chair: Sándor Rónai (S&D, HU)
Second Vice-Chair: Diana Riba i Giner (Greens/EFA, ES)
Third Vice-Chair: Moritz Körner (RE, DE)

European Commission

Directorates-General and Services

Human Resources and Security (HR)
Georges Bingen is no longer the Principal Adviser (Luxembourg Site Coordination).
Sophie Alexandrova is the new Head of Unit A1 (Workforce Foresight).

Other EU Institutions and Agencies

Permanent Representations

Pedro Lourtie replaces Nuno Brito as the Permanent Representative of Portugal to the European Union. 

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National News

Sophie Wilmès, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Foreign Affairs, European Affairs and Foreign Trade and Federal Cultural Institutions, will be taking time off work due to personal reasons. Prime Minister Alexander De Croo will take over her responsibilities alongside David Clarinval, Minister for Agriculture, and Mathieu Michel, the Secretary of State for Digitization.

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