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Secretary-General of the European Economic and Social Committee

Luis Planas, Secretary General of the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC)

The Secretary-General heads the Secretariat of the European Economic and Social Committee. About seven hundred EESC officials work in the EESC Secretariat. Some 350 of those work in the 'joint services', a special shared service established together with the Committee of the Regions.

The chief role of the EESC's Secretary-General is to implement decisions taken by the Plenary Assembly, the Bureau and the President. The Secretary-General is also responsible for managing the administration and the budget.

Appointed by the Bureau of the Committee, the Secretary-General serves for a renewable term of five years. The current Secretary-General is Luis Planas Puchades, whose term began on 1 March 2014.[1]

Previous Secretaries-Generals include:[2]

  • 2008 - 2013 Martin Westlake (United Kingdom)
  • 1998 – 2008 Patrick Venturini (France)
  • 1996 – 1998 Adriano Graziosi ( Italy)
  • 1992 – 1996 Simon-Pierre Nothomb (Belgium)
  • 1987 – 1992 Jacques Moreau (France)
  • 1979 – 1987 Roger Louet (France)
  • 1971 – 1978 Delfo Delfini (Italy)
  • 1958 – 1971 Jacques Genton (France)


  1. ^ "EESC Secretary-General: Luis Planas Puchades". Retrieved 2014-04-22. 
  2. ^ "Previous EESC Secretaries-Generals". Retrieved 2014-04-22. 

External links

  • EESC official website
  • EESC Secretary-General website
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