The European Commission has appointed Gábor Zupkó as new head of representation in Hungary, the body said on Tuesday. The date of effect of his appointment will be determined later, the statement showed. Zupkó has extensive diplomatic and management experience gained from senior positions at the Commission and in Hungarian diplomacy over the past 25 year, it added. “Notably, he already held the position of Head of Representation of the European Commission in Hungary from 2015 to 2022, during which he adeptly represented the Commission in dealings with various partners, stakeholders, and citizens in Hungary, honing robust diplomatic, negotiation, and representation skills,” the EC said. Currently he holds the title of principal adviser at the Commission, working with the Hungarian Ministry of EU Affairs, where he assists preparations for the upcoming Hungarian Presidency of the Council. “From 2012 to 2015, he served as the Director for Resources in the Directorate-General for Communication. Prior to that, he was Director of the Office for Infrastructure and Logistics (OIB) in Brussels for a period of 7 years,” it said. “Before joining the Commission, Zupkó served as the Hungarian Ambassador to Finland and Deputy State Secretary in the Hungarian Ministry of Foreign Affairs,” it added.