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Edith Cresson appointed as Commissioner for science, research and development

After the meeting of 21 nominated Members of the new European Commission, held in Luxembourg on 29 October 1994, President Jacques Santer announced the final division of portfolios which will be formally adopted when the new Commission meets at the beginning of 1995.

Mrs. Edi...
After the meeting of 21 nominated Members of the new European Commission, held in Luxembourg on 29 October 1994, President Jacques Santer announced the final division of portfolios which will be formally adopted when the new Commission meets at the beginning of 1995.

Mrs. Edith Cresson, the former Socialist Prime Minister of France, will replace Prof. Antonio Ruberti as Member of the Commission responsible for science, research and development, the Joint Research Centre, and human resources, education, training and youth.

The agreed division of portfolios is as follows:

- President Jacques Santer:
Secretariat-General;
Legal Service;
Security Office;
Forward Studies Unit;
Inspectorate-General;
Joint Interpreting and Conference Service (SCIC);
Spokesman's Service;
Monetary matters (with Mr. de Silguy);
Common foreign and security policy (with Mr. van den Broek);
Institutional questions and intergovernmental conference (with Mr. Oreja).

- Manuel Marin:
External relations with the Mediterranean (South), Middle and Near East, Latin America and Asia (except Japan, China, South Korea, Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan).

- Martin Bangemann:
Industrial affairs;
Information technologies and telecommunications.

- Sir Leon Brittan:
External relations with North America, Australia, New Zealand, Japan, China, South Korea, Hong Kong, Macao, Taiwan and the former Yugoslavia;
Common commercial policy;
Relations with OECD and WTO.

- Karel Van Miert:
Competition.

- Hans van den Broek:
External relations with the countries of Central and Eastern Europe (PECO), the countries of the former Soviet Union, Turkey, Cyprus, Malta and other European countries;
Common foreign and security policy (PESC) (in agreement with the President);
External service.

- Joao de Deus Pinheiro:
External relations with the countries of Africa, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP), and South Africa;
Lome Convention.

- Padraig Flynn:
Employment and social affairs;
Relations with the Economic and Social Committee.

- Marcelino Oreja:
Relations with the European Parliament;
Relations with the Member States on openness, communication and information;
Culture and audiovisual media;
Publications Office;
Institutional questions and preparation of the Intergovernmental Conference of 1996 (in agreement with the President).

- Edith Cresson:
Science, research and development;
Joint Research Centre;
Human resources, education, training and youth;

- Ritt Bjerregaard:
Environment;
Nuclear security.

- Monika Wulf-Mathies:
Regional policies;
Relations with the Committee of the Regions;
Cohesion Fund (in agreement with Mr. Kinnock and Mrs. Bjerregaard).

- Neil Kinnock:
Transport (including trans-European networks).

- Mario Monti:
Internal market;
Financial service;
Customs and indirect taxation;
Direct taxation.

- Emma Bonino:
Consumer policy;
European Community Humanitarian Office (ECHO).

- Yves-Thibault de Silguy:
Economic and financial affairs;
Monetary matters (in agreement with the President);
Credit and investments;
Statistical Office.

- Christos Papoutsis:
Energy and Euratom Supply Agency;
Small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs);
Tourism.

- Thorvald Stoltenberg:
Fisheries.

- Anita Gradin:
Questions linked to immigration and home and judicial affairs;
Relations with the Ombudsman;
Financial control;
Anti-fraud measures.

- Franz Fischler:
Agriculture and rural development.

- Ekki Liikanen:
Budget;
Personnel and administration;
Translation and information technology.
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