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N° 19–2015: New Chairship of the Council of ESA

12 June 2015

In view of the tragic  and sudden passing of the Council Chair, Harald Posch, Council has elected Bo Andersen of Norway and Jean Yves Le Gall of France as Co-Chairs. A Deputy will be named by Austria at a later date.

They will serve until the end of the current Chairship on 30 June 2016.

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