Manuel Szapiro Is New Head Of European Commission In Barcelona

Manuel Szapiro Is New Head Of European Commission In Barcelona

The French Manuel Szapiro, new head of the European Commission in Barcelona. With his appointment, the director of the organization, Ferran Tarradellas, has been replaced until now, the organization said in a statement.

Szapiro has 20 years of experience in European affairs, especially in diplomacy, finance and human resources.

The French Manuel Szapiro will assume the direction of the representation of the European Commission in Barcelona, ​​an appointment still without date of effect by which the until now director of the organism, Ferran Tarradellas, has been replaced, the European Commission has said in a statement.

Szapiro has 20 years of experience in European affairs, especially in diplomacy, finance and human resources, has represented Brussels in international negotiations and is currently the deputy chief of staff of one of the vice-presidents of the European Commission, Maros Sefcovic.

Until now, he has been responsible, among other areas, for inter-institutional relations between the European Union and the United Kingdom, as well as strategic programming and forecasting for community policies, and has also worked in different positions in the general secretariat for the reform of treaties, European agencies, citizen initiatives and the agenda for better regulation.

The French Manuel Szapiro, new head of the European Commission in Barcelona. With his appointment, the director of the organization, Ferran Tarradellas, has been replaced until now, the organization said in a statement.

Green transition
“A cornerstone of his career in the Commission is related to the European green transition, in which he worked for several years as a cabinet officer. As such, he started the European Battery Alliance and the initiative for coal regions in transition,” he explained. the European Commission.

Szapiro is also a visiting professor at the College of Europe, an institution for postgraduate European studies, in Bruges, Belgium.

The European Commission premiered on April 1 the head of its representation in Madrid, the Spanish María Ángeles Benítez Salas, who until that date was deputy director in the general direction of Agriculture and Rural Development of the Community Executive.

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