EU President Taps New Antitrust Chief, Other Top Jobs

Law360, New York (November 30, 2009, 3:32 PM EST) -- The president of the European Commission has picked Spanish socialist Joaquin Almunia to be Europe's new top antitrust regulator, moving Almunia from his current position as head of Europe's economic and monetary affairs commission to the increasingly prestigious and powerful post of competition commissioner.

EC President Jose Manuel Barroso revealed his picks Monday for the 27 commissioners tasked with enforcing Europe's laws and proposing new rules, saying the team was selected with an eye toward jump-starting Europe's economic growth and ensuring long-term sustainability and competitiveness....
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