Secretary General, European External Action Service
Stefano Sannino is Secretary General of European External Action Service (EEAS). Previously, he was Director-General of the EU’s Directorate-General for Enlargement. He joined the European Commission in 2002 as an Adviser for External Relations and Trade in the cabinet of President Romano Prodi. In 2005, he was appointed Director of the crisis platform and Representative to the Political and Security committee within the External Relations DG. In 2008 he became Director for Latin America and one year later Deputy Director-General at the External Relations DG in charge of Asia and Latin America. Prior to his career at the Commission, he held various positions within the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Ministry of Foreign Trade. Among other postings, he was Ambassador/Head of the Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe’s (OSCE) Mission to the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia (2001–02).
STRATEGIC AUTONOMY: Quo Vadis European foreign policy? A decade of the European External Action Service – 6 MAY 2021 – 10:50-11:35 (CEST)