Movers and Shakers | 29 October 2021

Today’s Movers & Shakers are about: Montenegro’s new Ambassador to the EU, the Polish government’s reshuffle, Committees and Delegations news, and more!

By Nisa Khan

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

28 Oct 2021

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European Parliament


Political Groups

Renew Europe
Valérie Hayer (RE, FR) and Marie-Pierre Vedrenne (RE, FR) have been appointed as co-chairs of the Renaissance Delegation replacing Stéphane Séjourné (RE, FR).

Committees and Delegations



Karolin Braunsberger-Reinhold (EPP, DE), the newest Member of European Parliament, joins the Regional Development Committee (REGI) and Petitions Committee (PETI).
Andrea Caroppo (EPP, IT) joins the Montenegro Delegation (D-ME).
Daniel Freund (Greens/EFA, DE) leaves the Transport and Tourism Committee (TRAN).
Andrzej Halicki (EPP, PO) replaces Georgios Kyrtsos (EPP, GR) in the Foreign Affairs Committee (AFET).
Cláudia Monteiro De Aguiar (EPP, PT) joins the ACP-EU Joint Parliamentary Assembly (DACP).
Vincenzo Sofo (ECR, IT) joins the Union for the Mediterranean Delegation (DMED).
Lucia Vuolo (EPP, IT) joins the Union for the Mediterranean Delegation (DMED).
Stefania Zambelli (ID, IT) joins the Petitions Committee (PETI) as a substitute instead of a member.

Other EU Institutions and Agencies

Ambassadors to the EU

Petar Markovic replaces Bojan Šarkić as the new Montenegrin Ambassador to the EU. Markovic has a double PhD in political science and political theory and has previously held various academic positions. In his last position he was the Policy Lead Fellow at the European University Institute.

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National News

The latest government reshuffle by Prime Minister, Mateusz Morawiecki’s government results in the appointment of four new ministers. Henryk Kowalczyk is the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Agriculture and Rural Development replacing Grzegorz Puda who is the Minister for Funds and Regional Policy. The second female minister in government, Anna Moskwa replaces Michał Kurtyka as the Minister for Climate and Environment. Kamil Bortniczuk is the new Minister for Sport and Tourism while Piotr Nowak is the new Minister for Development and Technology.

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