Movers and Shakers | 4 March 2022

Today’s Movers & Shakers is about: Virginijus Sinkevičius’ new Head of Cabinet, DG DIGIT’s new Director-General, MEP news and more!

By Nisa Khan

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

03 Mar 2022

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European Parliament

MEP News

Nicolas Bay (FR, NI) has left the Rassemblement national party to join Reconquête.

European Commission

Commissioner Cabinets

Cabinet of Virginijus Sinkevičius
Simonas Šatūnas replaces Marius Vaščega as the Head of Cabinet.

Directorates-General and Services

Health and Food Safety (SANTE)
Klaus Berend replaces Sabine Jülicher as Director of Directorate E (Food and Feed Safety, Innovation) in an acitng capacity.

Informatics (DIGIT)
Veronica Gaffey replaces Mario Campolargo as the Director-General. Campolargo is also no longer the acting Deputy Director-General.

Interpretation (SCIC)
Pascal Mathieu replaces Franz Lemaître as Head of Unit A (French Language Interpreting, Interpretation Department I).
Verena Skerra replaces Natalia Sánchez Guilarte as Head of Department (Interpretation Department II) in an acting capacity.
Javier Hernandez Saseta replaces Anne-Laure Hubert as Head of Unit B2 (Programming of Interpretation, Interpretation Services Management and Professional Support) in an acting capacity.

Translation (DGT)
Christos Ellinides replaces Rytis Martikonis as the Director-General.

Other EU Institutions and Agencies

European Research Council Executive Agency (ERC)
Chryssa Kouveliotou, László Lovász and Giovanni Sartor have been appointed to the Scientific Council.

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National News

Wolfgang Mückstein, the Federal Minister for Social Affairs, Health, Care and Consumer Protection, has announced his resignation.

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