Swede to serve as EU’s next top en­voy

The China Post - - LOCAL - BY ENRU LIN

Madeleine Ma­jorenko has been ap­pointed the next de facto am­bas­sador of the Euro­pean Union to Tai­wan.

Fed­er­ica Mogherini, the Euro­pean Union’s high rep­re­sen­ta­tive for for­eign pol­icy, an­nounced the ap­point­ment of Ma­jorenko as the next head of the Euro­pean Eco­nomic and Trade Of­fice in Tai­wan (EETO).

Ma­jorenko will be re­plac­ing cur­rent head Fred­eric La­planche, who leaves the post in Au­gust af­ter a four-year ten­ure and re­turns to the French Min­istry of For­eign Af­fairs.

The EETO is the EU’s rep­re­sen­ta­tive of­fice in Taipei in the ab­sence of for­mal diplo­matic ties.

Since 2011, Ma­jorenko has served as head of di­vi­sion for Euro­pean Neigh­bour­hood Pol­icy in the Euro­pean Ex­ter­nal Ac­tion Ser­vice (EEAS).

From 1996 to 2002, she worked at the Di­rec­torate Gen­eral for En­ter­prise, which is re­spon­si­ble for pro­mot­ing the sus­tain­able growth of Euro­pean en­ter­prises, and at the Di­rec­torate Gen­eral In­ter­nal Mar­ket from 2002 to 2005.

She joined the Di­rec­torate Gen­eral for Ex­ter­nal Re­la­tions in 2005 and was ap­pointed head of unit for Euro­pean Neigh­bour­hood in 2009.

Ma­jorenko has also worked at the Fed­er­a­tion of Swedish In­dus­tries, the Swedish Na­tional Board of Trade and the Nordic Coun­cil of Min­is­ters.

Orig­i­nally from Swe­den, Ma­jorenko grad­u­ated from the Univer­sity of Lund in 1987 with a de­gree in po­lit­i­cal science and in­ter­na­tional re­la­tions.


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