Stavros Lambrinidis appointed EU Special Representative for Human Rights
Commenting on the appointment of Stavros Lambrinidis as EU Special Representative for Human Rights, the President of the European Parliament Martin Schulz stated:
"I warmly welcome the appointment of Stavros Lambrinidis as the first ever EU Special Representative for Human Rights.
I know Stavros very well and I am confident that his experience, education, personality and intelligence will serve the EU well in its fight to protect and promote human rights worldwide. He is the right man for the job.
Being the first ever thematic EU Special Representative, he will define his job description as he goes along and will set a standard for others. In this endeavour he can count on the support, but also the scrutiny, of the European Parliament."
Note to editors:
Press statement: Schulz welcomes the adoption of the EU Strategic Framework on Human Rights and Democracy and the Human Rights Action Plan (25 June 2012):
Between 2004 and 2011, Mr Stavros Lambrinidis was a Member of European Parliament: he served as Vice-President of the EP Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs Committee (2004-2009) and as one of the Vice-Presidents of the European Parliament (2009-2011). Between June and November 2011, Mr Lambrinidis served as Foreign Minister of Greece.
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