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Balas appointed an EU deputy director-general

The European Commission said yesterday it has appointed Péter Balas Deputy Director-General in the Directorate-General for Trade. "In his new function Balas will supervise the services responsible for the coordination of WTO and OECD matters, agricultural trade, services, sustainable development as well as textiles, new technologies, intellectual property and public procurement," the Commission said in its statement. Balas, 55, has been the permanent representative of Hungary to the World Trade Organization since 2002, where he participated in formulating Hungary's multilateral trade policies concerning the Doha Development Agenda and other WTO activities. (Econews; Nv 2, Nb 3, MH 6)