27 Jan 2021
EC appoints new Director-General for Interpretation and 3 new Heads of EC Representations
The European Commission (EC) has announced that it is appointing Ms Genoveva Ruiz Calavera as the new Director-General of the Directorate-General for Interpretation (SCIC). Since 2016, Ms Ruiz Calavera, a Spanish national, has been working as Director for the Western Balkans in the Directorate-General for Neighbourhood and Enlargement Negotiations (NEAR). Prior to that, she occupied different Head of Unit functions in the Service for Foreign Policy Instruments (FPI) and in the Directorate-General for the External Relations (RELEX). She joined the Commission in 1992, serving at the Directorate-General for Taxation and Customs Union for seven years, having previously worked for eight years in the private sector in Spain and Belgium. The date of effect of this decision will be determined later.
The Commission has also appointed three new Heads of its Representations in Spain, Latvia and Slovenia. Ms María De Los Angeles Benítez Salas will take up her duties as Head of Representation in Madrid on 1 April 2021. On 16 April 2021, Ms Zane Petre and Ms Jerneja Jug Jerše will start in their new functions in Riga and in Ljubljana, respectively.
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