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Commission appoints Cypriot DG Translation

The European Commission announced that it will appoint Christos Ellinides as the new director general at the Directorate General for Translation (DGT), after Wednesday’s meeting of the College of Commissioners.

DGT is responsible for providing timely, quality and cost-efficient written translation and language services for the Commission into and out of the EU's 24 official languages, and others when needed. The date of effect of his appointment will be determined later.

Ellinides has worked in various leadership positions in the Commission for the past 17 years, in the areas of digital services and translations, and expertise in IT system platforms, collaborative tools, and overall telecommunications. According to the press release, he has spearheaded innovative corporate infrastructure solutions for the Commission's information systems.

The new director general of DGT started his career in the Commission in 2006 as director in the Directorate General for Digital Services. Subsequently, he assumed the role of deputy director general in DGT in 2014, where he currently also serves as acting director general. He is also the chairman of the Management Board of the Translation Centre for the Bodies of the EU. Prior to joining the Commission, he held managerial positions in various private companies and served as a lecturer at the European University in Cyprus.

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