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Richard van ZWOL

Chair of the Network of EU Independent Fiscal Institutions

State Council at the Netherlands Council of State- Raad van State

Richard van Zwol (1965) has been a state councilor in the Netherlands Council of State since 1 October 2017. From 2013 to 2017 he was Secretary General of the Ministry of the Interior and Kingdom Relations. In 2007-2011 he held that position at the Ministry of General Affairs and in 2011-2013 at the Ministry of Finance. Before that he was a civil servant at the Ministries of Finance, the Interior and Kingdom Relations and General Affairs. He has served as a social-economic and financial adviser and adviser on constitutional and constitutional affairs

Sebastian BARNES

Deputy of the Network of EU Independent Fiscal Institutions

Acting Chair at the IFC – Irish Fiscal Council

Mr Sebastian Barnes is a founding member of the Irish Fiscal Council. He has been reappointed for a four-year term effective from 1 January 2017. Mr Barnes is also Head of Division at the OECD Economics Department. He holds a MSc in Economics from the London School of Economics, a master's degree in European Political Economy from the College of Europe (Bruges), and a bachelor's degree in Philosophy, Politics and Economics from the University of Ofxord.