COLLEGE MEETING: the European Commission appoints a new Deputy Director-General for the migration and home affairs department

© European Union, 2021, Source: EC - Audiovisual Service© European Union, 2021, Source: EC - Audiovisual Service

Today, the European Commission has decided to appoint Mr Johannes Luchner as Deputy Director-General in charge of Directorate C in the Directorate-General for Migration and Home Affairs. This appointment will take effect on 1 October 2020. Mr Luchner, an Austrian national, has held numerous positions in the European Commission in the fields of migration and home affairs, development, humanitarian aid, industry and enterprise, technical assistance as well as financial and administrative reform. He is currently Director for Strategy and General Affairs in DG HOME after having been Director of Emergency Management and rescEU in the Directorate-General for European Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid Operations. Previously, he has worked as desk officer, manager and Deputy Head of Cabinet of Vice-President Kinnock. He began his career as a university lecturer, journalist and diplomat before joining the Commission in 1996.