Swede to serve as EU’s next top envoy
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.