Brussels, 23 February 2011
Commission takes decisions on senior management staff
On a proposal from President Barroso and Vice-President Šefčovič, the Commission has today taken further decisions relating to its senior management staff. These decisions concern the appointment of a Deputy Director-General in the Directorate General for Regional Policy (DG REGIO), the appointment of a Director in the Directorate General Environment (DG ENV) and the transfer of an official to a post of Director in the Directorate General Economic and Financial Affairs (DG ECFIN).
As with all such senior appointments, merit is the dominant criterion in these decisions. This is coupled with a search for the best possible match between Commissioners/Directors-General and its other Senior Managers. The Commission also strives to ensure an adequate balance of nationalities across its DGs and Services.