Ambassadors of the European Union

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Below are current ambassadors of the European Union to third countries and international organizations. They are also known as delegation heads or envoys. Previous to the Treaty of Lisbon, the EU was represented abroad by the Ambassador of the country holding the semestral EU presidency, and the European Commission was represented by a Head of Delegation of the European Commission, member of the diplomatic corps and given the title of ambassador as a courtesy.

Since 2010, the Ambassador of the European Union, now officially accredited as Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary, is appointed by the President of the European Council and the President of the European Commission, following a proposal by the High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy. He/she is chosen among candidates coming from the European External Action Service (EEAS), the European Commission, the European Council and the 28 Ministries of Foreign Affairs of the member states.

Current ambassadors[edit]

Ambassadors to third countries[edit]

Host country Delegation city Ambassador Selected Notes
 Afghanistan Kabul France Pierre Mayaudon 2017 Denmark Franz-Michael Skjold Mellbin[1] (2013–2017)
 Albania Tirana Croatia Romana Vlahutin[2] 2014 Italy Ettore Sequi (2010–14)
 Algeria Algiers Czech Republic Marek Skolil 2012
 Angola Luanda Germany Gordon Kricke 2013 Spain Javier Puyol-Piñuela (2009–13)
 Argentina Buenos Aires France Aude Maio-Coliche 2017 Spain José Ignacio Salafranca (2014–17)
 Armenia Yerevan Poland Piotr Antoni Świtalski 2015 Romania Traian Hristea (2011–15)
 Australia Canberra Germany Michael Pulch[3] 2017 Italy Sem Fabrizi (2013–17)
 Azerbaijan Baku Lithuania Kestutis Jankauskas 2017 Sweden Malena Mard (2013–17)
 Bangladesh Dhaka Netherlands Reesje Teerink 2017 France Pierre Mayaudon (2014–17).
 Barbados Bridgetown Italy Daniela Tramacere 2016 Denmark Mikael Barfod (2012–16).
 Belarus Minsk Germany Andrea Joana-Maria Wiktorin 2015 Latvia Maira Mora (2011–15)
 Benin Cotonou Germany Oliver Nette 2017 Spain Josep Coll i Carbo (2013–17)
 Bosnia and Herzegovina Sarajevo Sweden Lars-Gunnar Wigemark 2015 Denmark Peter Sørensen (2011–15)

Accredited also as EU Special Representative

 Botswana Gaborone Germany Alexander Baum[4] 2014 Republic of Ireland Gerard McGovern (2010–14)
 Brazil Brasília Portugal Joao Cravinho 2015 Portugal Ana Paula Zacarias (2011–15)
 Burkina Faso Ouagadougou France Jean Lamy 2015 France Alain Holleville (2011–15)
 Burundi Bujumbura Belgium Patrick Spirlet 2013 Belgium Stephane De Loecker (2009–13)
 Cambodia Phnom Penh United Kingdom George Edgar 2015 France Jean-Francois Cautain (2011–15)
 Cameroon Yaoundé Germany Hans-Peter Schadek 2017 France Françoise Collet (2013–17)
 Canada Ottawa Latvia Peteris Ustubs 2017 Belgium Marie-Anne Coninsx (2013–17)
 Cape Verde Praia Portugal Sofia Moreira de Sousa 2017 Portugal Jose Manuel Pinto Teixeira (2012–17)
 Central African Republic Bangui Italy Samuela Isopi 2017 France Jean-Pierre Reymondet-Commoy[3] (2013–17)
 Chad N'Djamena Romania Denisa-Elena Ionete 2015 France Hélène Cave (2010–15)
 Chile Santiago Greece Stella Zervoudaki 2016 Spain Rafael Dochao Moreno (2012–16)
 People's Republic of China Beijing Austria Hans Dietmar Schweisgut 2014 Germany Markus Ederer (2010–14)
 Colombia Bogotá Portugal Ana Paula Zacarias 2015 Netherlands Maria van Gool (2011–15)
 Republic of Congo Brazzaville Netherlands Saskia De Lang 2014 Belgium Marcel van Opstal (2010–14)
 Democratic Republic of Congo Kinshasa France Jean Michel Dumond 2016 Czech Republic Tomáš Uličný (2011–16)
 Cuba Havana Spain Alberto Navarro Gonzalez 2017 Belgium Herman Portocarrero (2012–17)
 Dominican Republic Santo Domingo Italy Gianluca Grippa 2017 Spain Alberto Navarro Gonzalez (2013–17)
 Ecuador Quito Belgium Marianne Van Steen 2016 Germany Peter Schwaiger (2012–16)
 Egypt Cairo Germany Reinhold Brender a.i. 2016 United Kingdom James Moran (2012–16)
 El Salvador San Salvador Spain Andres Bassols Soldevila 2017 Spain Jaume Segura Socias[3] (2013–17)
 Eritrea Asmara Spain Josep Coll i Carbo 2017 Austria Christian R. Manahl (2014–17)[1]
 Ethiopia Addis Ababa Sweden Johan Borgstam 2017 Belgium Chantal Hebberecht (2013–17)
 Fiji Suva France Julian Wilson 2017 United Kingdom Andrew Jacobs (2013–17)
 Gabon Libreville Germany Helmut Kulitz 2015 Portugal Cristina Martins Barreira (2011–15)
 Georgia Tbilisi Hungary János Herman[5] 2014 Bulgaria Philip Dimitrov(2010–14)
 Ghana Accra Republic of Ireland William Hanna 2014 Belgium Claude Maerten (2010–14)
 Guatemala Guatemala City Italy Stefano Gatto 2016 Greece Stella Zervoudaki (2011–16)
 Guinea Conakry Netherlands Gerardus Gielen[6] 2014 Belgium Philippe Van Damme (2010–14)
 Guinea-Bissau Bissau Portugal Victor Madeira dos Santos 2015 Spain Joaquin Gonzalez-Ducay (2011–15)
 Guyana Georgetown Slovenia Jernej Videtič 2015 Czech Republic Robert Kopecky (2011–15)

EU Ambassador also accredited in  Suriname

 Haiti Port-au-Prince France Vincent Degert 2015 Spain Javier Niño (2012–15)
 Honduras Tegucigalpa Italy Alessandro Palmero 2017 Denmark Ketil Karlsen (2013–17)
 Hong Kong Hong Kong Spain Carmen Cano 2016 Netherlands Vincent Piket (2012–16)

Accredited as Head of Office

 Iceland Reykjavík United Kingdom Michael Mann 2017 Germany Matthias Brinkmann (2013–17)
 India New Delhi Poland Tomasz Kozlowski[7] 2016 Portugal Joao Cravinho (2012–16)
 Indonesia Jakarta France Vincent Guérend 2015 Sweden Olof Skoog (2014–15)[8]

EU Ambassador also accredited in  Brunei

 Iraq Baghdad Spain Ramon Blecua 2017 France Patrick Simonnet (2016–17)
 Israel Tel Aviv Italy Emanuele Giaufret 2017 Denmark Lars Faaborg-Andersen (2013–17)
 Ivory Coast Abidjan France Jean-François Vallette[9] 2014 France Thierry de Saint Maurice (2010–14)
 Jamaica Kingston Poland Malgorzata Wasilewska 2016 Italy Paola Amadei (2012–16)
 Japan Tokyo Romania Viorel Isticioaia Budura[9] 2014 Austria Hans Dietmar Schweisgut (2010–14)
 Jordan Amman Italy Andrea Matteo Fontana 2015 Poland Joanna Wronecka (2010–15)
 Kazakhstan Astana Romania Traian Hristea 2015 France Aurelia Bouchez (2011–15)
 Kenya Nairobi Italy Stefano Antonio Dejak 2015 Netherlands Lodewijk Briët (2011–15)
 South Korea Seoul Germany Gerhard Sabathil 2015 Poland Tomasz Kozłowski (2011–15)
 Kosovo Pristina Bulgaria Nataiiya Apostolova 2016 Slovenia Samuel Žbogar (2011–16)

Accredited as Head of Office and EU Special Representative

 Kyrgyzstan Bishkek Estonia Jaap Ora a.i. 2017 Italy Cesare De Montis (2013–17)
 Laos Vientiane Luxembourg Leo Faber 2016
 Lesotho Maseru Austria Christian Manahl 2017 Republic of Ireland Michael Doyle (2014–17)
 Liberia Monrovia France Helene Cave 2017 Estonia Tina Intelmann (2014–17)
 Libya Tripoli Germany Bettina Muscheidt 2016 Bulgaria Nataliya Apostolova (2012–16)

Currently the EU Delegation works from Tunis

 Lebanon Beirut Denmark Christina Lassen 2014 Netherlands Angelina Eichhorst (2010–14)
 Macedonia Skopje Slovenia Samuel Žbogar 2016 Estonia Aivo Orav (2012–16)
 Malaysia Kuala Lumpur Spain Maria Castillo Fernández 2016 Belgium Luc Vandebon (2012–16)
 Malawi Lilongwe Netherlands Marchel Gerrmann 2014 Germany Alexander Baum (2010–14)
 Mali Bamako France Alain Holleville 2015 Germany Richard Zink (2011–15)
 Mauritius Port Louis Finland Marjaana Sall 2015 Germany H-S. Gerstanlauer (2013–15)
 Mauritania Nouakchott Italy Giacomo Durazzo 2017 Spain José Antonio Sabadell (2013–17)
 Mexico Mexico City Germany Klaus Rudischhauser 2017 United Kingdom Andrew Standley (2013–17)
 Moldova Chisinau Slovakia Peter Michalko 2017 Finland Pirkka Tapiola (2013–17)
 Morocco Rabat Germany Claudia Wiedey 2017 United Kingdom Rupert Joy (2013–17)
 Mozambique Maputo Germany Sven Kühn von Burgsdorff[9] 2014 Republic of Ireland Paul Malin (2011–2014)
 Myanmar Yangon Denmark Kristian Schmidt 2017 Belgium Roland Kobia (2013–17)
 Namibia Windhoek Czech Republic Jana Hybášková 2015 Spain Raúl Fuentes Milani (2010–15)
   Nepal Kathmandu Republic of Ireland Veronica Cody 2017 Netherlands Reesje Teerink (2013–17)
 New Zealand Wellington United Kingdom Bernard Savage 2016 Greece Mikalis Rokas (2012–16)
 Nicaragua Managua United Kingdom Kenneth Bell 2015 SpainJavier Sandomingo, 2011–15

Accredited also to Panamá and the Central American Integration System.

 Niger Niamey Portugal Raul Mateus Paula[3] 2013 Germany Hans-Peter Schadek (2011–13)
 Nigeria Abuja Denmark Ketil Karlsen 2017 Belgium Michel Arrion[3] (2013–17)
 Norway Oslo Belgium Thierry Bechet 2017 United Kingdom Helen Campbell[10](2013–2017)
 Pakistan Islamabad France Jean François Cautain 2015 Sweden Lars-Gunnar Wigemark 2011–15
 Papua New Guinea Port Moresby Greece Ioannis Giogkarakis-Argyropoulos 2015
 Paraguay Asunción Italy Paolo Berizzi 2017 Italy Alessandro Palmero (2013–17)
 Peru Lima Spain Diego Mellado 2017 Austria Irene Horejis (2013–17)
 Philippines Manila Denmark Franz Jessen 2014 France Guy Ledoux (2010–14)
 Russia Moscow Germany Markus Ederer 2017 Lithuania Vygaudas Ušackas (2013–17)
 Rwanda Kigali Italy Nicola Bellomo 2017 United Kingdom Michael Ryan (2013–17)
 Saudi Arabia Riyadh Poland Adam Kulach[5] 2012 Also accredited to  Bahrain,  Kuwait,  Oman,  Qatar
 Senegal Dakar Spain Joaquín González–Ducay 2015 Belgium Dominique Dellicour (2010–15)
 Serbia Belgrade Italy Sem Fabrizi 2017 United Kingdom Michael Davenport (2013–17)
 Singapore Singapore Germany Barbara Plinkert 2017 Germany Michael Pulch[3] (2013–17)
 Solomon Islands Honiara Greece Leonidas Tazapsidis 2014 Also accredited to  Vanuatu
 South Africa Pretoria Austria Marcus Cornaro 2014 Netherlands Roeland van de Geer (2010–14)
 Sri Lanka Colombo Luxembourg Tung–Lai Margue 2016 Republic of Ireland David Daly (2013–16)
 Sudan Khartoum France Jean Michel Dumond 2016 Czech Republic Tomáš Uličný (2011–16)
 South Sudan Juba Italy Stefano De Leo 2014 Germany Sven Kühn von Burgsdorff (2010–14)
 Swaziland Mbabane Spain Esmeralda Hernandez Aragones 2017 Italy Nicola Bellomo[3] (2013–2017)
  Switzerland Bern Denmark Michael Matthiessen 2016 United Kingdom Richard Jones (2012–2016)
 Syria Damascus Italy Tosca Barucco 2017 Denmark Simon Bojsen-Moller a.i. (2016–2017)

Currently the EU Delegation works from Beirut

 Taiwan Taipei Sweden Madeleine Majorenko 2015 France Frédéric Laplanche(2011–15)

Accredited as Head of Office

 Tajikistan Dushanbe Croatia Hidajet Biščević 2014 Austria Eduard Auer (2010–14)
 Tanzania Dar es Salaam Netherlands Roeland van de Geer 2015 Italy Filiberto Ceriani Sebregondi (2011–15)
 Thailand Bangkok Finland Pirkka Tapiola 2017 Spain Jesús Miguel Sanz Escorihuel[10] (2013–17)
 Togo Lomé Portugal Maria Cristina Martins Barreira 2013 Spain Nicolas Berlanga Martinez[3] (2013–17)
Trinidad and TobagoTrinidad and Tobago Port of Spain Netherlands Arend Biesebroek 2016 Italy Daniela Tramacere (2012–16)
 Tunisia Tunis France Patrice Bergamini 2016 Spain Laura Baeza (2012–16)
 Turkey Ankara AustriaChristian Berger 2016 Germany Hansjörg Haber (2015–16)
 UAE Abu Dhabi Italy Patrizio Fondi 2015 Romania Mihail Stuparu 2012–2014, Italy Carlo De Filippi a.i 2015
 Uganda Kampala Italy Attilio Pacifici 2017 Denmark Kristian Schmidt (2013–17)
 Ukraine Kiev France Hugues Mingarelli 2016 Poland Jan Tombiński 2012–2016
 United States Washington, D.C. Republic of Ireland David O'Sullivan[11] 2014 Portugal João Vale de Almeida / More information
 Uzbekistan Tashkent Latvia Eduards Stiprais 2016 Bulgaria Yuri Sterk(2012–16)
 Uruguay Montevideo Germany Karl-Otto Koenig 2017 Spain Juan Fernández Trigo (2013–17)
 Venezuela Caracas Portugal Isabel Brilhante Pedrosa 2017 France Aude Maio-Coliche (2013–17)
 Vietnam Hanoi Belgium Bruno Angelet 2015 Denmark Franz Jessen (2011–15)
 Yemen Sana'a Spain Antonia Calvo Puerta 2016 Germany Bettina Muscheidt (2012–16)

Currently the EU Delegation works from Amman

 Zambia Lusaka Italy Alessandro Mariani 2015 France Gilles Hervio (2010–15)
 Zimbabwe Harare Belgium Philippe Van Damme 2014 Italy Aldo Dell'Ariccia (2010–14)

Ambassadors to international organisations[edit]

Organisation Delegation city Ambassador Selected Notes
 African Union Addis Ababa Italy Ranieri Sabatucci 2015 PreviouslyUnited Kingdom Gary Quince (2011–15)
 ASEAN Jakarta Spain Francisco Fontán Pardo 2015
 Council of Europe Strasbourg Finland Jari Vilen[12] 2014
 World Trade Organization Geneva Belgium Mark Vanheukelen 2015 Greece Angelos Pangratis (2011–15)
 United Nations New York City Portugal João Vale de Almeida 2015 Austria Thomas Mayr-Harting (2011–15)
 United Nations Geneva Denmark Peter Sørensen[13] 2014 Italy Mariangela Zappia (2011–14)
 United Nations Vienna France Didier Lenoir 2015 Hungary Györgyi Margit Martin Zanathy (2011–15)
 UNESCO Paris Italy Maria Francesca Spatolisano 2012 Accredited to OECD
 Holy See Rome Poland Jan Tombiński 2016 France Laurence Argimon-Pistre (2012–16)

Accredited to FAO, Malta Order and San Marino Republic

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