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Directorates-General

Directorate-General for External Policies of the Union

The Directorate-General for External Policies of the Union is responsible for organising the work of Parliament's committees and interparliamentary delegations in the field of external – that is, beyond the EU – policies.

Its main tasks are:

  • ensuring that Parliamentary committees in the fields of foreign affairs, human rights, security and defence, development and international trade run smoothly;
  • supporting the work of interparliamentary delegations and regional multilateral assemblies;
  • providing professional assistance and advice to the Chairs of these bodies as they exercise their duties;
  • planning, organising and following up on European Parliament election observation missions, including by providing assistance to the Election Coordination Group;
  • assisting a range of working groups, ad hoc delegations and other bodies;
  • providing expertise in foreign relations to parliamentary bodies and Parliament's President;
  • facilitating initiatives for dialogue with and support for new and emerging democracies;
  • cooperating closely with the European Commission, the Council and the High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy / Vice-President of the European Commission.
Luis Marco AGUIRIANO NALDA
Director-General

Luis Marco AGUIRIANO NALDA

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Born 27 January 1963 in Brussels

Studies: Degree in international relations from the Graduate Institute of International Studies and the Faculty of Political Sciences of the University of Geneva, Switzerland
Post-graduate European Studies at the Institute of European Studies of the Free University of Brussels (grande distinction)

 
Professional experience
9/1986-1/1987 Trainee with the Socialist Group of the European Parliament
1/1987-7/1989 Parliamentary assistant
7/1989-7/1991 Adviser in the Private Office of the President of the European Parliament
7/1991-7/1994 Administrator responsible for the Office of the Chairman of the Group of the Party of European Socialists
7/1994-1/1997 Adviser, inter alia on diplomatic issues, in the Private Office of the President of the European Parliament
1/1997-2/1997 Assistance to the new Secretary General-elect of the European Parliament
3/1997-4/2004 Adviser in the Private Office of the Secretary General of the European Parliament, responsible inter alia for external policies
4/2004-7/2004 Member of the European Parliament
7/2004-1/2007 Deputy Director of the Private Office of the President of the European Parliament, responsible inter alia for external policies
1/2007-7/2009 Director of the Directorate for Committees and Multilateral Bodies of the Directorate-General for External Policies of the Union
7/2009-7/2010 Director of the Directorate for Committees of the Directorate-General for External Policies of the Union
4/2010-7/2010 Acting Director-General of the Directorate-General for External Policies of the Union
7/2010- Director-General of the Directorate-General for External Policies of the Union
 
 
 

Organisation

Director: Alexandre STUTZMANN
Directorate A

Director: Alexandre STUTZMANN

Directorate for Committees
Director: Ciril STOKELJ
Directorate B

Director: Ciril STOKELJ

Directorate for Regions
Director: Bernard HELLOT
Directorate C

Director: Bernard HELLOT

Directorate for Resources
Director: Pietro DUCCI
Directorate D

Director: Pietro DUCCI

Directorate for Democracy Support
 
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European Parliament

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