Jim Cloos

Deputy Director-General, General and Institutional Policy, General Secretariat of the EU Council of Ministers


Jim Cloos is Deputy Director-General for General and Institutional Policy in the General Secretariat of the EU Council of Ministers. From 2006 to 2010, he was Director for General Policy Questions. He served as Director for the Americas, UN, Human Rights and Counter-Terrorism, working closely with High Representative Javier Solana. He has been Chef de Cabinet to a President of the European Commission and a Commissioner for Agriculture. Educated at the University of Paris IX-Dauphine, Sciences Po Paris, and Reading University, he is co-author of ‘Les Allemands au coeur de l’Europe’ (1984) and ‘National Leaders and the Making of Europe’ (2015).