Mr Markopouliotis will bring to his new role in-depth knowledge of the EU institutions gained over his thirty years at the European Commission, as well as a wide network of contacts with stakeholders in Greece. Having joined the Commission in 1987, Mr Markopouliotis has served in a number of advisory and managerial posts in a varied range of areas such as Regional Policy, Maritime Affairs, Employment, Fisheries and Communication. He also served in the private offices of Commissioners Bruce Millan and Monika Wulf-Mathies, who were responsible for Regional Policies and the Cohesion Fund under the Delors II and Santer Commissions respectively. During 2001 and 2006, he was Head of the European Commission’s Representation in Greece and in 2006, upon returning to Brussels, he headed a unit in Directorate General Communication in charge of the coordination of the Representations in the Member States. From February 2010 to December 2011, Mr Markopouliotis was the Head of Cabinet of Commissioner Maria Damanaki, responsible for Maritime Affairs and Fisheries and since March 2012 he was the Head of the Commission’s Representation in Cyprus.
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