Latvia's former permanent representative to the European Union, Ilze Juhansone, has been named interim Secretary-General of the European Commission, following the departure of Martin Selmayr, a close all of outgoing Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker, from the bloc’s top administrative post.

Previously, Juhansone served as a Deputy Secretary-General of the Commission, and will now step in to replace Selmayr, who resigned from the post earlier this month after the European Council tapped...

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