Angela Cristea

On the 1st of January 2014, Ms Angela Cristea took office as Head of the Representation of the European Commission in Romania. With over 20 years of experience in institutional communication management, Ms Cristea worked in Romania, Turkey and Egypt, and as of 2010, she worked at the European Commission in Brussels. Ms Cristea studied economics, political sciences and European affairs. In 1993, she took a Master's Degree in the Philosophy of international relations, at the University of Amsterdam.

In 1993, Ms Cristea was selected to build the Press and Information Department of the new Diplomatic Representation of the European Commission in Romania. In 2006, she moved to Ankara, in Turkey, where she put into practice her experience in the EU pre-accession process when managing the main communication project of the EU Delegation in this country. Later on, she worked as Deputy Head of the EU Delegation in Egypt.

In 2010, Ms Cristea became one of the spokespersons of the European Commission, responsible for the EU Enlargement and the Neighbourhood Policy. As of 2011, Ms Cristea worked for the General Directorate for Agriculture and Rural Development, where she was Head of the Communication Department and prepared the information campaign on the EU-wide reform of the Common Agricultural Policy.

Source: European Commission