The new Bureau of the Assembly of European Regions (AER) elected this morning the Committee Presidents:
Onno Hoes, Member of the Executive Board of the Province of Noord-Brabant (Netherlands) is re-elected President of the Committee on Economy and Regional Development (Committee 1).
Constantin Ostaficiuc, President of Timis County Council (Romania), is elected President of the Committee on Social Policy and Public Health (Committee 2).
Johanna Mikl-Leitner, Landesrätin (Regional Minister) of Niederösterreich (Austria) is re-elected President of the Committee on Culture and Education (Committee 3).
...Some info about them:
Onno Hoes, Member of the Executive Board of the Province of Noord-Brabant (NL)
Member of the Liberal Party (VVD, People's Party for Freedom and Democracy), he started his political career in 1992 as Member of the VVD Group in Noord-Brabant Provincial Council. Since 2000, he has been a Member of the VVD Party Council. Onno Hoes is Member of the Board of Provincial Executive of Noord-Brabant since 2001.
Constantin Ostaficiuc, President of Timis County Council (RO)
Constantin Ostaficiuc is an Engineer in Computer Sciences & Automation. Member of the European People's Party, he was Vice-President of the Timis Democrat Party (1995-2005). Currently Executive President of the Timis County Council, he was first Deputy Prefect (1996-2000) and then County Vice-President (2000-2004). Mr Ostaficiuc is also Vice-President of the Board of Management of the National Union of County Councils of Romania (NUCCR) and President of the Technical Committee for Decentralization of NUCCR. This is the first time that a President from Romania is elected chairman of an AER Committee.
Mag. Johanna Mikl-Leitner, Landesrätin (Regional Minister) of Niederösterreich (A)
After her studies in Business Education and her activities at the Austrian Federation of Industry and an editing company, she started her political career in 1995 for the Peoples Party (ÖVP) of Niederösterreich. Having been elected as the ÖVP's Regional Executive Manager between 1998 and 2003, she was also member of the Austrian National Parliament for more than three years. Mag. Johanna Mikl-Leitner was named Regional Minister of Niederösterreich for EU Enlargement and Generations in April 2003.
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