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. Previously to the Lisbon Treaty, 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 tile 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 Union External Action Service (EEAS), the European Commission, the European Council and the 28 Ministries of Foreign Affairs of the Member States of the European Union.

Current ambassadors[edit]

Ambassadors to third countries[edit]

Host country Delegation city Ambassador Selected Notes
 Afghanistan Kabul Denmark Franz-Michael Skjold Mellbin[1] 2013 Lithuania Vygaudas Ušackas (2009 - 13)
 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 Spain José Ignacio Salafranca 2014 Spain Alberto Diez Torres (2010 - 14)
 Armenia Yerevan Poland Piotr Antoni Świtalski 2015 Romania Traian Hristea (2011 - 15)
 Australia Canberra Italy Sem Fabrizi[3] 2013 Republic of Ireland David Daly 2009-2013
 Azerbaijan Baku Sweden Malena Mard 2013 Belgium Roland Kobia (2009 - 13)
 Bangladesh Dhaka France Pierre Mayaudon[4] 2014
Republic of Ireland William Hanna (2010 - 14).
 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 Spain Josep Coll[5] 2013 France Françoise Collet (2009-13)
 Bolivia La Paz Spain León de la Torre Krais 2016 United Kingdom Timothy Torlot (2012 - 16)
 Bosnia and Herzegovina Sarajevo Sweden Lars-Gunnar Wigemark 2015 Accredited also as EU Special Representative Denmark Peter Sørensen (2011 - 15)
 Botswana Gaborone Germany Alexander Baum[6] 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 France Françoise Collet[5] 2013
 Canada Ottawa Belgium Marie-Anne Coninsx[7] 2013 Germany Matthias Brinkmann (2009 - 13)
 Central African Republic Bangui France Jean-Pierre Reymondet-Commoy[5] 2013
 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 Belgium Herman Portocarrero 2012
 Dominican Republic Santo Domingo Spain Alberto Navarro 2013
 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 Jaume Segura Socias[5] 2013 Italy Stefano Gatto (2009 - 13)
 Eritrea Asmara Austria Christian R. Manahl [1] 2014 Netherlands Marchel Germann
 Fiji Suva United Kingdom Andrew Jacobs [2] 2013 France Abdoul M'Bayé (2011 - 13)
 Gabon Libreville Germany Helmut Kulitz 2015 Portugal Cristina Martins Barreira (2011 - 15)
 Georgia Tbilisi Hungary János Herman[4] 2014 Bulgaria Philip Dimitrov (2010 - 14)
 Ghana Accra Republic of IrelandWilliam Hanna 2014 Belgium Claude Maerten (2010 - 14)
 Guatemala Guatemala City Italy Stefano Gatto 2016 Greece Stella Zervoudaki (2011 - 16)
 Guinea Conakry Netherlands Gerardus Gielen[8] 2014 Belgium Philippe Van Damme (2010 - 14)
 Guinea-Bissau Bissau Portugal Victor Madeira dos Santos 2015 Spain Joaquin Gonzalez-Ducay (2011 - 15)
 Guyana Georgetown Slovakia Jernej Videtič 2015 Czech Republic Robert Kopecky (2011 - 15) EU Ambassador accredited also in  Suriname
 Haiti Port-au-Prince France Vincent Degert 2015 Spain Javier Niño (2012 - 15)
 Honduras Tegucigalpa Denmark Ketil Karlsen 2013 Netherlands Peter Versteeg (2009 - 13)
 Hong Kong Hong Kong Spain Carmen Cano 2016 Accredited as Head of Office Netherlands Vincent Piket (2012 - 16)
 Iceland Reykjavík Germany Matthias Brinkmann 2013
 India New Delhi Poland Tomasz Kozlowski[9] 2016 Portugal Joao Cravinho (2012 -16)
 Indonesia Jakarta France Vincent Guérend 2015 Sweden Olof Skogg a.i. (2014 - 15)
 Iraq Baghdad France Patrick Simonnet 2016 Czech Republic Jana Hybášková (2012 - 16)
 Israel Tel-Aviv Denmark Lars Faaborg-Andersen 2013 United Kingdom Andrew Standley (2009 - 13)
 Ivory Coast Abidjan France Jean-François Vallette[10] 2014 France Thierry de Saint Maurice
 Jamaica Kingston Poland Malgorzata Wasilewska 2016 Italy Paola Amadei (2012 - 16)
 Japan Tokyo Romania Viorel Isticioaia Budura[10] 2014 Austria Hans Dietmar Schweisgut (2010 - 14)
 Jordan Amman Italy Andrea Matteo Fontana 2015 Poland Joanna Wronecka (2010 - 15)
 Kazakhstan Astana France Aurelia Bouchez[11] 2011
 Kenya Nairobi Italy Stefano Antonio Dejak 2015 Netherlands Lodewijk Briët (2011 - 15)
 Republic of Korea Seoul Germany Gerhard Sabathil 2015 Poland Tomasz Kozłowski (2011 - 15)
 Kosovo Pristina Bulgaria Nataiiya Apostolova 2016 Accredited as Head of Office and EU Special Representative Slovenia Samuel Žbogar (2011 - 16)
 Laos Vientiane Luxembourg Leo Faber 2016
 Liberia Monrovia Estonia Tina Intelmann[10] 2014 Italy Attilio Pacifici (2010 - 14)
 Libya Tripoli Germany Bettina Muscheidt 2012 Bulgaria Nataliya Apostolova (2012 - 16)
 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 Spain José Antonio Sabadell 2013 Germany Hans-Georg Gerstenlauer (2009 - 13)
 Mexico Mexico City United Kingdom Andrew Standley 2013 Belgium Marianne Coninskk (2009 - 13)
 Mozambique Maputo Germany Sven Kühn von Burgsdorff[10] 2014 Republic of Ireland Paul Malin (2011 - 2014)
 Myanmar Yangon Belgium Roland Kobia 2013
 Namibia Windhoek Czech Republic Jana Hybášková 2015 Spain Raúl Fuentes Milani (2010 - 15)
 New Zealand Wellington United Kingdom Bernard Savage 2016 Greece Mikalis Rokas (2012 - 16)
 Nicaragua Managua United Kingdom Kenneth Bell 2015 Spain Javier Sandomingo, 2011 - 15
 Niger Niamey Portugal Raul Mateus Paula[5] 2013
 Nigeria Abuja France Michel Arrion[5] 2013
   Nepal Kathmandu Netherlands Reesje Teerink 2013 Greece Alexander Spachis (2007 - 13)
 Norway Oslo United Kingdom Helen Campbell[3] 2013
 Pakistan Islamabad France Jean François Cautain 2015 Sweden Lars-Gunnar Wigemark 2011 - 15, Italy Stefano Gatto a.i. 2015
 Papua New Guinea Port Moresby Greece Ioannis Giogkarakis-Argyropoulos 2015
 Paraguay Asunción Italy Alessandro Palmero 2013
 Peru Lima Austria Irene Horejis 2013
 Philippines Manila Denmark Franz Jessen 2014 France Guy Ledoux (2010 - 14)
 Russia Moscow Lithuania Vygaudas Ušackas [12] 2013 Spain Fernando M. Valenzuela (2009 - 13)
 Rwanda Kigali United Kingdom Michael Ryan 2013
 Saudi Arabia Riyadh Poland Adam Kulach[4] 2012 Also accredited to  Bahrain,  Kuwait,  Oman,  Qatar
 Senegal Dakar Spain Joaquín González - Ducay 2015 Belgium Dominique Dellicour (2010 - 15)
 Serbia Belgrade United Kingdom Michael Davenport 2013
 Singapore Singapore Germany Michael Pulch[5] 2013 Marc Ungeheuer Luxembourg
 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 MargueDavid Daly 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 Italy Nicola Bellomo[5] 2013 France Amadou Traore (2009 - 13)
  Switzerland Bern United Kingdom Richard Jones 2011
 Taiwan Taipei Sweden Madeleine Maiorenko 2015 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 Spain Jesús Miguel Sanz Escorihuela[3] 2013
 Togo Lomé Spain Nicolas Berlanga Martinez[5] 2013
Trinidad Tobago Port of Spain Netherlands Arend Biesebroek 2016
 Tunisia Tunis France Patrice Bergamini 2016 Spain Laura Baeza (2012 - 16)
 Turkey Ankara Vacant 2014 France Jean-Maurice Ripert (2011-13), Italy Stefano Manservisi (2014), 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 Denmark Kristian Schmidt[4] 2013
 Ukraine Kiev France Hugues Mingarelli 2016 Poland Jan Tombiński 2012–2016
 United States Washington, D.C. Republic of Ireland David O'Sullivan[13] 2014 Portugal João Vale de Almeida / More information
 Uzbekistan Tashkent Bulgaria Yuri Sterk[14] 2012
 Uruguay Montevideo Spain Juan Fernández Trigo 2013
 Venezuela Caracas France Aude Maio-Coliche 2013 Portugal Antonio Cardoso Mota (2009 - 13)
 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 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[15] 2014
World Trade Organisation 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[16] 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

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ EU Special Representative in Afghanistan
  2. ^ Croatian Vlahutin to replace Sequi
  3. ^ a b c EU High Representative Catherine Ashton appoints new Heads of EU Delegations to Australia, Norway and Thailand
  4. ^ a b c d High Representative Catherine Ashton appoints new Heads and Deputy Heads of EU Delegations under the 2010 rotation, EEAS 15 September 2010
  5. ^ a b c d e f g h i High Representative Catherine Ashton appoints 12 new Heads of EU Delegations
  6. ^ High Representative Catherine Ashton appoints new Heads of EU Delegations to Botswana and the Council of Europe-Strasbourg
  7. ^ New EU Ambassador in Ottawa
  8. ^ High Representative Catherine Ashton appoints three new Heads of EU Delegation to Bangladesh, Guinea (Conakry) and Malawi
  9. ^ EU Delegation to India-Internal Organization
  10. ^ a b c d 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
  11. ^ EU High Representative / Vice President Catherine Ashton appoints 25 new Heads of EU Delegations, European Commission Press Release 03/08/2011
  12. ^ High Representative/Vice President Catherine Ashton appoints the new Head of the EU Delegation to the Russian Federation
  13. ^ Catherine Ashton appoints new Head of EU Delegation to the United States
  14. ^ http://eeas.europa.eu/delegations/uzbekistan/documents/about_us/cv_sterk_en.pdf
  15. ^ Catherine Ashton appoints new Heads of EU Delegation to Botswana and the Council of Europe, EEAS 23/11/10
  16. ^ 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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