The European Union Special Representatives
(EUSR) are emissaries of the European Union
with specific tasks abroad. They serve as the eyes and ears of the European Union, promote democracy
and good governance
, and generally represent the European Union in a specific region.
Currently, they are funded and coordinated by the High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy
, currently Catherine Ashton
Ettore Francesco Sequi
was appointed Special Representative in Afghanistan
on 1 September 2008. His predecessor (from June 2002-2008) was Francesc Vendrell
. His mandate is to contribute, through close liaison with and support for the Special Representative of the Secretary-General of the United Nations
, Mr Brahmini, to achieving the implementation of the Union's policy in Afghanistan.
is the Special Representative, and head of the Commission delegation, to the African Union
. He was appointed on 6 December 2007.
Bosnia and Herzegovina
was appointed Special Representative in Bosnia and Herzegovina
on 11 March 2009. Previously the post, set up in 2002, was held by Lord Ashdown
, Christian Schwarz-Schilling
and Miroslav Lajčák
The post coincides today with the one of International High Representative for Bosnia and Herzegovina
, set up... Read More