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Director for Circular Economy, Directorate General for Environment, European Commission


Aurel Ciobanu-Dordea is a director in charge of Circular Economy in the European Commission's Directorate-General for Environment since May 2022.

Between 2014 and 2022 he worked as a director in charge of enforcement, cohesion and the European Semester in DG Environment. Before that he was a director for Equality in the Directorate-General for Justice since 2011, in charge of equality and fight against discrimination, after having been director for Fundamental Rights and EU Citizenship within the same DG and in DG Justice, Freedom and Security since June 2009.

He joined the European Commission in 2009. He holds an LL.M. from the University of Illinois (US) and a Ph.D. from the University of Bucharest (RO).

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