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EU Commission appoints new Director-General of Energy

The former head of Competition Commissioner Margrethe Vestager's private office, Ditte Juul Jørgensen, has been appointed Director-General of DG Energy.

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While the dust continues to settle following last week's election across Europe for the European Parliament, the future career of current Competition Commissioner, Denmark's Margrethe Vestager, remains uncertain. But the commissioner's current head of private office, Ditte Juul Jørgensen, just found out what she will be doing from Aug. 1: She has been appointed Director-General of the European Commission's energy division, DG Energy, writes the Commission in a press release.

Juul Jørgensen has been head of the Competition Commissioner's cabinet sine November 2014. Her career within European trade politics, however, dates back more than a quarter century to 1992 when she first joined the European Commision. She has held positions such as Head of the Economic Section in the EU delegation to the UN, Head of Unit in the trade department and subsequently Director in the trade department.

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