Brussels, 30 August 2013
European Commission appoints new Head of the Regional Office in Munich
Mr Peter Martin will take up office as Head of the European Commission's Regional Office in Munich on 1 September.
Mr Martin joined the European Commission in 1999, initially working in the Directorate-General for Information Society, where he was responsible for research project management and policy development in areas such as e-commerce and international co-operation. In 2006, he became deputy head and press officer in the Commission's Regional Office in Munich.
Peter Martin holds a master's degree from the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) where he also worked as a research fellow at the LSE's European Institute. Before joining the Commission, he worked for a London-based media consultancy company.
Mr Martin's long experience in political communication and sound expertise in EU politics will enable the Commission's Office in Munich to play a key role in communicating with citizens and the media. His experience will also help to boost relations between the European Commission and the Governments and Parliaments of Bavaria and Baden-Württemberg, among other stakeholders.
The European 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 European Commission on significant developments in the country. The Representations and Regional Offices are under the authority of Vice-President Viviane Reding.
For more information
Homepage of Vice-President Viviane Reding, EU Justice Commissioner:
Homepage of the Regional Office in Munich: