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Brussels, 13 July 2010

European Commission appoints Head of Representation in Warsaw

Ms. Ewa Synowiec will take office as the new Head of Representation in Warsaw on 1 October 2010.

Ms. Synowiec, currently a Director at the Trade Directorate-General, joined the Commission in 2006 as the Director responsible for trade in textiles, new technologies, intellectual property, public procurement, trade analysis and bilateral trade relations with Japan.

She has a Master of Science and a PhD in economics and is the author of numerous publications on Poland's integration in the European Union.

In addition to her international trade experience, Ms. Synowiec was also Minister Counsellor for the Single Market and European Integration and Deputy Representative of Poland to the EU. She will reinforce the Representation's role in communicating with Polish citizens, civil society and the media, as well as strengthening relations between the Commission and national or regional authorities.

By nominating a highly experienced former Polish diplomat from within the ranks of Commission officials, the Commission confirms its commitment to developing a strong relationship and close cooperation with government and stakeholders in Poland. This relationship is expected to be strengthened even further when a new joint Commission-European Parliament Representation opens in early 2011 in Wrocław. The Commission Representation in Poland will serve as a solid foundation for a successful Polish Presidency of the EU in the first half of 2011.


The Commission has Representations in all EU Member States. They represent the Commission in the Member State, inform the media and public about its policies and report to the Commission on significant developments in the country.

Ms. Synowiec is one of the seven Heads of Representations who were appointed today by the Commission. For an overview of the appointment procedure and a list of all seven names, see IP/10/929.

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