The European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker on Wednesday appointed a woman for the first time as his Head of Cabinet.

“The President appointed today Clara Alberola as his new Head of Cabinet with effect from March 1.

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“Mrs Alberola is the first woman and the first Spanish national in the history of the European Commission to head the Commission President’s office,” the Commission said.

Martinez Alberola, who served as Deputy Head of Cabinet, will assume the office from Martin Selmayr, who has been appointed as the EU Commission’s Secretary-General following the retirement of Alexander Italianer.



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