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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.