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The Commissioners and their Spokespersons

José Manuel Barroso

President of the Commission

President of the Commission, appointed by the governments of the member states and approved by the European Parliament. He works to provide forward movement for the EU and to give a sense of direction both to his fellow commissioners and to the commission as a whole. The President also represents the European commission in meetings of the European Council, in dealings with other EU institutions and to the rest of the world. He has been very active in the fields of growth and jobs, energy and climate change, among others.

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Head of the Spokespersons' Service
Koen DOENS
Tel : +32 (0)2 298 15 66
Mobile : +32 (0)498 981566
Fax : +32 (0)2 296 79 12
koen.doens@ec.europa.eu

Spokeswoman of the Commission
Pia AHRENKILDE HANSEN
Tel : +32 (0)2 295 30 70
Mobile : +32 (0)498 953 070
Fax : +32 (0)2 296 42 84
pia.ahrenkilde-hansen@ec.europa.eu

Deputy Spokeswoman (Activities of the President)
Leonor RIBEIRO DA SILVA
Tel : +32 (0)2 298 81 55
Mobile : +32 (0)498 981 669
Fax : +32 (0)2 296 42 84
leonor.ribeiro-da-silva @ec.europa.eu


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