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Press release

Brussels, 13 December 2013

New Head of European Commission Representation in Bucharest

On 1 January 2014, Ms Angela Filote will take up office as Head of Representation in Romania. With over 20 years' experience in corporate communication management, Ms Filote worked in Romania, Turkey and Egypt before arriving at the European Commission's headquarters in Brussels in 2010.

In 1993, Ms Filote was recruited to set up the press and information team in the European Commission's new diplomatic representation in Romania. During this time she implemented the European Commission's communication strategy for Romania. She also established relations with local, national and foreign press and undertook outreach activities, including the establishment of a 1,000-strong network of EU information multipliers.

In 2006 she moved to Ankara, Turkey where she used her experience of the EU (pre)accession process to manage the EU Delegation's main communication project. She then worked as Deputy Head of the EU Delegation in Egypt.

She became European Commission spokesperson for Enlargement and European Neighbourhood Policy when the current Commission took office in early 2010. Since 2011, Ms Filote has been working in the Commission's Directorate-General for Agriculture and Rural Development where she has been mainly responsible for communicating the Common Agricultural Policy, preparing an EU-wide communication campaign on the reform of this policy.

Ms Filote has an educational background in economics, political sciences and European Affairs. In 1993, she was awarded a Master of Philosophy degree in International Relations from the University of Amsterdam.

Ms Filote brings to her new role good management skills, a track record of working with a variety of stakeholders and a strong background in communicating policy.

Background

The Commission has Representations in all 28 EU Member States and Regional Offices in Barcelona, Belfast, Bonn, Cardiff, Edinburgh, Marseille, Milan, Munich and Wrocław. They inform the media and public about EU policies and report to the Commission on significant developments in the country. The representations are under the authority of Vice-President Viviane Reding.

For more information

Homepage of Vice-President Viviane Reding, EU Justice Commissioner:

http://ec.europa.eu/reding

Homepage of the Representation in Romania

http://ec.europa.eu/romania/

Contacts :

Mina Andreeva (+32 2 299 13 82)

Natasha Bertaud (+32 2 296 74 56)


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