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20 Jan 2016

EUROPEAN COMMISSION DAILY NEWS – 20 JANUARY

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Commission appoints Director in the Structural Reform Support Service

The European Commission has appointed Ms Mary R. McCarthy to the position of Director in the Structural Reform Support Service (SRSS). Ms McCarthy, an Irish national, joined the European Commission in 1991, in the Directorate General for Economic and Financial Affairs, where she spent most of her career. Ms McCarthy first became Head of Unit in April 1999 and moved to the position of an Economic Adviser in 2005. Between July 2013 and March 2015, she was Head of the Support Group for Cyprus. She first became Director in April 2015 and has been Acting Director in the Structural Reform Support Service (SRSS) since October 2015. Ms McCarthy holds a Ph.D. in Economics from New York University.

First estimate for November 2015 – EU28 current account surplus €12.3 bn – €13.8 bn surplus for trade in services

The EU28 seasonally adjusted external current account recorded a surplus of €12.3 billion in November 2015, compared with a surplus of €13.2 bn in October 2015 and a surplus of €16.2 bn in November 2014, according to estimates from Eurostat here.

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