Changes in Commission’s top management

President Prodi announced important changes at the top management of his institution

Commission President Prodi yesterday announced important changes at the top management of his institution in order "to strengthen the central structures around the President, to reinforce the coherence and effectiveness of the Commision and to boost its political leadership and guidance".

The changes effective as of 1 June 2000, are the following:

  • Head of Prodi cabinet David O'Sullivan becomes new Secretary General of the Commission.
  • Michel Petite (current Advisor for President Prodi) is appointed as Head of Prodi's Cabinet.
  • Ricardo Levi (currently the Commission's spokesman) is nominated as Director of the Commission's Forward Studies Unit and
  • Jonathan Faull (the current Director of the Press Service) becomes the Commission's new spokesman.

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