Ambassadors of the European Union

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Below are current ambassadors of the European Union to third countries and international organisations. They are also known as delegation heads or envoys.

Current ambassadors[edit]

Ambassadors to third countries[edit]

Host country Delegation city Ambassador Selected Notes
 Afghanistan Kabul Denmark Franz-Michael Skjold Mellbin[1] 2013 Previously Lithuania Vygaudas Ušackas
 Albania Tirana Croatia Romana Vlahutin [2] 2014 Previously Italy Ettore Sequi
 Algeria Algiers Czech Republic Marek Skolil 2012
 Angola Luanda Germany Gordon Kricke[3] 2010 Previously Spain Javier Puyol Pinuela
 Argentina Buenos Aires Spain Alfonso Díez Torres[4] 2010
 Armenia Yerevan Romania Traian Hristea[5] 2011
 Australia Canberra Italy Sem Fabrizi[6] 2013 Previously Republic of Ireland David Daly 2009-2013 / Also accredited to New Zealand New Zealand
 Azerbaijan Baku Belgium Roland Kobia 2010
 Bangladesh Dhaka France Pierre Mayaudon[7] 2014
Previously: Republic of Ireland William Hanna. Mayadoun has served as HOD Pakistan
 Barbados Bridgetown Denmark Mikael Barfod 2012
 Belarus Minsk Latvia Maira Mora 2010
 Benin Cotonou Spain Josep Coll[3] 2013 Previously France Françoise Collet 2009-13
 Bolivia La Paz United Kingdom Timothy Torlot 2012
 Bosnia and Herzegovina Sarajevo Denmark Peter Sørensen 2012
 Botswana Gaborone Germany Alexander Baum[8] 2014 Previously Republic of Ireland Gerard McGovern / Alex Baum previously served as Head of Delegation to  Malawi
 Brazil Brasília Portugal Ana Paula Zacarias[9] 2011
 Burkina Faso Ouagadougou France Alain Holleville[5] 2011
 Burundi Bujumbura Belgium Patrick Spirlet 2013 Previously Belgium Stephane De Loecker / P. Spirlet previously served as Head of Delegation to Togo
 Cambodia Phnom Penh France Jean-Francois Cautain[5] 2011 Previously Rafael Dochao Moreno caf
 Cameroon Yaoundé France Françoise Collet[3] 2013 F. Collet was previously Head of Delegation to Benin
 Canada Ottawa Belgium Marie-Anne Coninsx[10] 2013 More information
 Central African Republic Bangui France Jean-Pierre Reymondet-Commoy[3] 2013 J-P. Raymondet-Commoy was previously Head of Delegation to Sierra Leone
 Chad N'Djamena France Helene Cave[7] 2010
 Chile Santiago Spain Rafael Dochao Moreno 2012
 People's Republic of China Beijing Germany Markus Ederer[7] 2010 Previously: Serge Abou
 Colombia Bogotá Netherlands Maria van Gool 2011
 Republic of Congo Brazzaville Netherlands Saskia De Lang 2014 Previous HOD Marcel van Opstal. De Lang had served in Uganda and Mali
 Egypt Cairo United Kingdom James Moran[11] 2011
 El Salvador San Salvador Spain Jaume Segura Socias[3] 2013 Previously Stefano Gatto caf
 Eritrea Asmara Austria Christian R. Manahl [2] 2014
 Fiji Suva United Kingdom Andrew Jacobs [3] 2013
 Gabon Libreville Portugal Cristina Martins Barreira[7] 2010
 Georgia Tbilisi Hungary János Herman[7] 2014 János Herman previously served as HOD in Norway and Special Envoy to Central Asia
 Ghana Accra Republic of IrelandWilliam Hanna 2014 William Hanna previously served as HOD in Bangladesh, Tanzania and Uruguay/Paraguay
 Guatemala Guatemala City Greece Stella Zervoudaki 2011 Previously Rafael Senán caf
 Guinea Conakry Netherlands Gerardus Gielen[12] 2014 Previously: Belgium Philippe Van Damme
 Guinea-Bissau Bissau Spain Joaquin Gonzalez-Ducay[7] 2010
 Guyana Georgetown Czech Republic Robert Kopecky[5] 2011
 Haiti Port-au-Prince Spain Javier Niño 2012 Previously Lut Fabert-Goossens
 Honduras Tegucigalpa Denmark Ketil Karlsen 2013
 Hong Kong Hong Kong Netherlands Vincent Piket 2010
 Iceland Reykjavík Germany Matthias Brinkmann 2013 Matthias Brinkmann previously served as HOD in Canada
 India New Delhi Portugal Joao Cravinho[5] 2011
 Indonesia Jakarta United Kingdom Julian Wilson[13] 2008
 Iraq Baghdad Czech Republic Jana Hybášková[14] 2011
 Israel Tel-Aviv Denmark Lars Faaborg-Andersen 2013
 Ivory Coast Yamoussoukro France Jean-François Vallette[15] 2014
 Jamaica Kingston Italy Paola Amadei[5] 2011
 Japan Tokyo Romania Viorel Isticioaia Budura[15] 2014 Previously: Austria Hans Dietmar Schweisgut
 Jordan Amman Poland Joanna Wronecka[7] 2010
 Kazakhstan Astana France Aurelia Bouchez[5] 2011
 Republic of Korea Seoul Poland Tomasz Kozłowski[7] 2010
 Kosovo Priština Slovenia Samuel Žbogar 2012
 Liberia Monrovia Estonia Tina Intelmann[15] 2014 Previously Italy Attilio Pacifici
 Libya janzur Bulgaria Nataliya Apostolova 2012
 Lebanon Beirut Netherlands Angelina Eichhorst 2010
 Macedonia Skopje Estonia Aivo Orav[16] 2012
 Malaysia Kuala Lumpur Belgium Luc Vandebon 2012
 Malawi Lilongwe Netherlands Marchel Gerrmann 2014 Gerrmann previously served as HOD in Eritrea
 Mali Bamako Germany Richard Zink 2011
 Mauritius Port Louis Germany Hans-Georg Gerstenlauer[3] 2013 Previously, H-S. Gerstanlauer was Head of Delegation in Mauritania
 Mauritania Nouakchott Spain José Antonio Sabadell 2013 Previously: Hans-Georg Gerstenlauer
 Mexico Mexico City United Kingdom Andrew Standley 2013
 Mozambique Maputo Germany Sven Kühn von Burgsdorff[15] 2014 Previously Republic of Ireland Paul Malin / S. Kühn von Burgsdorff previously served as Head of Delegation to South Sudan
 Namibia Windhoek Spain Raúl Fuentes Milani[7] 2010
 Nicaragua Managua Spain Francisco Javier Sandomingo[5] 2011
 Niger Niamey Spain Raul Mateus Paula[3] 2013 R. Mateus Paula previously served as Head of Delegation to Cameroon
 Nigeria Abuja France Michel Arrion[3] 2013 Michel Arrion previously served as Head of Delegation to Rwanda, Ivory Coast and Liberia.
   Nepal Kathmandu Netherlands Reesje Teerink 2013 Previously Alexander Spachis
 Norway Oslo United Kingdom Helen Campbell[6] 2013
 Pakistan Islamabad Sweden Lars-Gunnar Wigemark[7] 2010
 Papua New Guinea Port Moresby Germany Martin Dihm[7] 2010
 Philippines Manila France Guy Ledoux[7] 2010
 Russia Moscow Lithuania Vygaudas Ušackas [17] 2013 Previously Fernando M. Valenzuela
 Saudi Arabia Riyadh Poland Adam Kulach[7] 2012 Also accredited to  Bahrain,  Kuwait,  Oman,  Qatar
 Senegal Dakar Belgium Dominique Dellicour[7] 2010
 Singapore Singapore Germany Michael Pulch[3] 2013 Previously Marc Ungeheuer Luxembourg
 South Africa Pretoria Netherlands Roeland van de Geer[7] 2010
 Sudan Khartoum Czech Republic Tomáš Uličný 2011
 South Sudan Juba Italy Stefano De Leo 2014 Previously: Sven Kühn von Burgsdorff
 Swaziland Mbabane Italy Nicola Bellomo[3] 2013 Previously CdA Amadou Traore
 Switzerland Bern United Kingdom Richard Jones[5] 2011
 Tajikistan Dushanbe Austria Eduard Auer 2010
 Tanzania Dar es Salaam Italy Filiberto Ceriani Sebregondi[5] 2011
 Thailand Bangkok Spain Jesús Miguel Sanz Escorihuela[6] 2013
 Togo Lomé Spain Nicolas Berlanga Martinez[3] 2013
 Turkey Ankara Italy Stefano Manservisi[18] 2014 Previously: Jean-Maurice Ripert (France)
 Uganda Kampala Denmark Kristian Schmidt[7] 2013
 Ukraine Kiev Poland Jan Tombiński[19] 2012
 UAE Abu Dhabi Italy Carlo de Filippi 2014
 United States Washington, D.C. Republic of Ireland David O'Sullivan[20] 2014 Previously Portugal João Vale de Almeida / More information
 Uzbekistan Tashkent Bulgaria Yuri Sterk 2012
 Vanuatu Port Vila Greece Leonidas Tezapsidis[15] 2014 Also accredited to  Solomon Islands / S. Tezapsidis previously served as Head of Delegation to Madagascar
 Venezuela Caracas France Aude Maio-Coliche 2013 Previously Antonio Cardoso Mota
 Viet Nam Hanoi Denmark Franz Jessen[5] 2011
 Yemen Sana'a Germany Bettina Muscheidt 2012
 Zambia Lusaka France Gilles Hervio[7] 2010
 Zimbabwe Harare Belgium Philippe Van Damme 2014 Prev HOD: Aldo Dell'Ariccia, Italy. Van Damme has served as HOD in Guinea

Ambassadors to international organisations[edit]

Organisation Delegation city Ambassador Selected Notes
African Union Addis Ababa United Kingdom Gary Quince[5] 2011 Previously EUSR Koen Vervaeke
 Council of Europe Strasbourg Finland Jari VILEN[21] 2014
World Trade Organisation Geneva Greece Angelos Pangratis[22] 2010
 United Nations New York City Austria Thomas Mayr-Harting[5] 2011 Details: European Union and the United Nations#Head of delegation
 United Nations Geneva Denmark Peter Sørensen[23] 2014 Previously Italy Mariangela Zappia
 UNESCO Paris Italy Maria Francesca Spatolisano 2012

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ EU Special Representative in Afghanistan
  2. ^ Croatian Vlahutin to replace Sequi
  3. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k High Representative Catherine Ashton appoints 12 new Heads of EU Delegations
  4. ^ High Representative Catherine Ashton appoints new Heads and Deputy Heads of EU Delegations under the 2010 rotation
  5. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m EU High Representative / Vice President Catherine Ashton appoints 25 new Heads of EU Delegations, European Commission Press Release 03/08/2011
  6. ^ a b c EU High Representative Catherine Ashton appoints new Heads of EU Delegations to Australia, Norway and Thailand
  7. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q High Representative Catherine Ashton appoints new Heads and Deputy Heads of EU Delegations under the 2010 rotation, EEAS 15 September 2010
  8. ^ High Representative Catherine Ashton appoints new Heads of EU Delegations to Botswana and the Council of Europe-Strasbourg
  9. ^ Portuguese Ministry of Foreign Affairs: [1] Retrieved 1 May 2011
  10. ^ New EU Ambassador in Ottawa
  11. ^ Simon Taylor (2 December 2011). "Ashton names heads of five EU delegations". European Voice. Retrieved 5 August 2013. 
  12. ^ High Representative Catherine Ashton appoints three new Heads of EU Delegation to Bangladesh, Guinea (Conakry) and Malawi
  13. ^ EU Delegation to Indonesia, Brunei Darussalam and ASEAN
  14. ^ Consilium.europa.eu
  15. ^ a b c d e High Representative Catherine Ashton appoints six new Heads of EU Delegation to Japan, UN Geneva, Ivory Coast, Liberia, Mozambique, and the Solomon Islands and Vanuatu
  16. ^ Piotr Kondrak (2012-03-06). "Macedonia: Ambasador UE złożył listy uwierzytelniające" [Macedonia:European ambassador made his credentials] (in Polish). balkanistyka.org. Retrieved 2014-08-20. 
  17. ^ High Representative/Vice President Catherine Ashton appoints the new Head of the EU Delegation to the Russian Federation
  18. ^ High Representative Catherine Ashton appoints new Head of EU Delegation to Turkey
  19. ^ Tombinski: EU waiting for Rada to pass bills necessary for Association Agreement, Kyiv Post (21 March 2013)
    Poland's Jan Tombinski to head EU Delegation to Ukraine, Kyiv Post (16 May 2012)
  20. ^ Catherine Ashton appoints new Head of EU Delegation to the United States
  21. ^ Catherine Ashton appoints new Heads of EU Delegation to Botswana and the Council of Europe, EEAS 23/11/10
  22. ^ Catherine Ashton appoints new Head of EU Delegation to WTO, EEAS 23/11/10
  23. ^ High Representative Catherine Ashton appoints six new Heads of EU Delegation to Japan, UN Geneva, Ivory Coast, Liberia, Mozambique,and the Solomon Islands and Vanuatu

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