Olof Skoog is leaving one of the most senior positions in the European Union’s diplomatic service to become the EU’s ambassador to Indonesia.
Skoog, a seasoned Swedish diplomat, has chaired the EU’s political and security committee, the body that manages the EU’s civilian and military missions abroad, since late 2010.
Before that, he had served as Sweden’s ambassador to four Latin American states: Colombia, Venezuela, Panama and Ecuador.
He will take up his new position on 1 September.
Three other appointments were made today, all of them triggered by the appointment in November of Matthias Brinkmann as head of the EU’s delegation in Iceland.
Brinkmann, a German diplomat, had been the EU’s ambassador in Canada since 2009. That vacancy has now been filled by Marie-Anne Coninsx, whose career has mainly been spent in the European Commission, in its delegations in Geneva and New York and in its headquarters in Brussels, as head of unit for Latin America.
Coninsx, a Belgian, is heading for Canada after four years as head of the EU’s delegation in Mexico.
Andrew Standley, a Briton, will take her place in Mexico. He joined the European Commission in 1986, becoming a head of unit and then head of delegation in Bolivia before his most recent posting, to lead the EU’s delegation in Israel in 2009.
He is replaced in Israel by Lars Faaborg-Andersen, currently Denmark’s representative on the political and security council. His career includes a posting at the United Nations’ headquarters and a position as head of the Danish foreign ministry’s department responsible for the Middle East and north Africa.
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