Marc Otte

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Marc Otte (born 26 April 1947 in Brussels) is a Belgian diplomat who was the European Union's Special Representative to the Middle East peace process from 14 July 2003 until 28 February 2011. He currently serves as Director General of the Egmont Institute.


Otte holds an MA in Political and Social Sciences, from the University of Leuven, 1969, and did post-graduate work at the university's Institute for Developing Countries. Afterwards he taught in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, where he later served in the embassy.[1]

Over the following few decades Otte held various positions in the Belgian Foreign service, including consul general in Los Angeles (1988–1992) and ambassador to Israel (1992–96).[2]

As of 1 March 2011, Otte's duties as EU envoy to the Middle East Quartet were covered temporarily by Helga Schmid, then deputy secretary general for political affairs of the European diplomatic service.[3] On 23 January 2012 Andreas Reinicke was appointed as the new European Union's Special Representative for the Middle East Peace process.[4]

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  1. ^ Advisory Council European Institute of Peace (EIP).
  2. ^ Advisory Council European Institute of Peace (EIP).
  3. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2 February 2014. Retrieved 26 March 2013.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
  5. ^ Members European Council on Foreign Relations.
  6. ^ Advisory Council European Institute of Peace (EIP).

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