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   The Commission yesterday appointed Miss Colette Flesch to the post of
   Director-General for Information, Communication and Culture, where
   audiovisual policy will be among her responsibilities.
   Born on 16 April 1937, Miss Flesch is a well-known figure in European
   circles, who has made the news more than once. Not only was she an
   Olympic finalist in fencing, but also the first female mayor of the City
   of Luxembourg, an office which she held for seven years before becoming
   Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Minister of Economic
   Affairs and Minister of Justice.
   She was deeply involved in the difficult discussions over the
   restructuring of the steel industry, where her skill and efficiency were
   widely appreciated.
   A Member of the European Parliament since 1969, she has been Chairman of
   the Committee on Development and Cooperation and is at present Vice-
   Chairman of the Liberal, Democratic and Reformist Group.
   Miss Flesch will take up her duties on 1 June.

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