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The Commission has appointed two new heads of representation in Paris and Luxembourg. Valérie Drezet-Humez will take up her new duties in Paris on September 1, 2021. Anne Calteux will take up her duties as Head of Representation in Luxembourg, on a date yet to be determined. They will act as official representatives of the Commission in the Member States under the political authority of President Ursula von der Leyen.
Drezet-Humez, of French nationality, with 25 years of experience in the Commission, will draw on his solid political experience, his skills in strategic communication and management and his legal expertise in European matters. Since 2010 she has been working at the General Secretariat, as Head of Unit responsible for briefings for the President and Vice-Presidents on all political priorities and political developments. Previously, she led the team in charge of written procedures, authorization and delegation at the General Secretariat where she gained a deep understanding of the functioning of the Commission while supporting critical adoption to enable decision making of the Commission. Commission.
She started at the General Secretariat as political assistant to the Deputy Secretary General and then to the Secretary General, after leaving the Directorate General for Translation where she was political assistant to the Director General, positions where she was exposed to political issues and file delivery dimension. She joined the European Commission in 1995, in the Directorate-General for the Environment, where she worked in the field of industry and the environment, and in the coordination of policies, a key area of the political agenda. current. Drezet-Humez is a lawyer graduated from the University of Lyon III where she specialized in Community law.
Anne Calteux, of Luxembourg nationality, brings to her new mission a long experience of Luxembourg and European diplomacy, which will enable her to effectively manage key political communication and strategic coordination. Since 2016, Ms. Calteux has held several management positions where she has exercised a high level of responsibility and crisis management, including the last one as head of the coordination of the COVID-19 crisis unit at the Ministry of Health in the Luxembourg. As Head of European and International Affairs and Senior Advisor to the Minister at the Ministry of Health in Luxembourg since 2016, she has acquired a broad knowledge of EU affairs and policies.
Between 2016 and 2018, Calteux headed the Communication Unit at the Ministry, proving his strong communication and analytical skills and his capacity for overall strategic orientation and management of the Commission Representation in Luxembourg. Between 2004 and 2013, she worked at the Permanent Representation of Luxembourg to the European Union, as an advisor in charge of public health, pharmacy and social security. Calteux holds a master’s degree in law from the LLM, King’s College London, where she specialized in comparative European law.
The Commission has representations in all the capitals of the EU Member States and regional offices in Barcelona, Bonn, Marseille, Milan, Munich and Wroclaw. Representations are the eyes, ears and voice of the Commission on the ground in the EU Member States. They interact with national authorities, stakeholders and citizens, and inform the media and the public about EU policies. Heads of Representation are appointed by the President of the European Commission and are his political representatives in the Member State to which they are posted.
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