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07 May 2020

Peter Piot appointed as special advisor to Commission President

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The Commission has appointed Belgian virologist Peter Piot to the post of special advisor to President Ursula von der Leyen on the response to the coronavirus and COVID-19. In this role, he will advise the Commission in supporting and steering research and innovation in the global fight against the coronavirus pandemic. 

The former Under Secretary-General of the UN is also member of the scientific advisory panel that provides the Commission with recommendations on response to the pandemic, including policy measures for addressing its long-term consequences.

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