Brussels, 23 August 2022 (TDI): The European Union (EU) leading Director-General for Climate Action, Raffaele Mauro Petriccione, passed away earlier today. The official news of his death of announced by the European Commission President, Ursula Von der Leyen.

Mauro Petriccione was the Director-General of the EU Climate Action since 2018. Due to his contributions and efforts, he was also one of the leading figures and a top official of the EU to be working for the climate. Moreover, Petriccione also served as the top official for trade in the EU, previously.

Furthermore, in a tweet, the Executive Vice-President of the EU Green Deal, Frans Timmermans also expressed his grief over the sudden passing of Mauro Petriccione.

In addition, the EU Climate Action staff also joined with Timmermans in expressing sadness over the passing of their Director-General.

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Raffaele Mauro Petriccione

The EU Director-General for Climate Action, Raffaele Mauro Petriccione, joined the EU in 1987. Since then, Petriccione worked in trade and policy while covering topics such as trade, investment, dispute settlement, and the World Trade Organization (WTO).

Moreover, Mauro Petriccione also supervised and worked for relations between the Member States and the European Institutions.

Before joining and serving as the EU Director-General for Climate Action, Petriccione served as the Deputy Director-General for Trade, where he was responsible for trade relations within several policy areas