Council extends the mandates of six EU Special Representatives

June 25, 2018 4:00 PM

On 25 June 2018, the Council extended the mandates of six EU Special Representatives (EUSRs):

  • Lars-Gunnar Wigemark’s mandate as EUSR in Bosnia and Herzegovina is extended for 14 months, until 31 August 2019. Lars-Gunnar Wigemark was appointed EUSR in Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH) on 1 March 2015.
  • Peter Burian’s mandate as EUSR for Central Asia is extended for 20 months, until 29 February 2020. Peter Burian was appointed EUSR for Central Asia on 15 April 2015.
  • Alexander Rondos’ mandate as EUSR for the Horn of Africa is extended for 20 months, until 29 February 2020. Alexander Rondos was appointed EUSR for the Horn of Africa on 1 January 2012.
  • Nataliya Apostolova’s mandate as EUSR in Kosovo is extended for 20 months, until 29 February 2020. Nataliya Apostolova was appointed EUSR in Kosovo on 4 August 2016.
  • Ángel Losada Fernández’s mandate as EUSR for the Sahel is extended for 20 months, until 29 February 2020. Mr Losada was appointed as EUSR on 1 November 2015.
  • Toivo Klaar’s mandate as EUSR for the South Caucasus and the crisis in Georgia is extended for 20 months, until 29 February 2020. Mr Klaar was appointed for the South Caucasus and the crisis in Georgia on 13 November 2017.

EUSRs promote the EU’s policies and interests in certain regions and countries as well as issues of particular concern or interest for the EU. They play an active role in efforts to consolidate peace, stability and the rule of law. The first EU Special Representatives were appointed in 1996. Currently, eight EUSRs support the work of the High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, Federica Mogherini. These are the six mentioned above and special representatives for Human Rights and the Middle East peace process.

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