Erwan Fouere takes up new post in Macedonia
The newly appointed EU Special Representative (EUSR) in Macedonia, Ambassador Erwan Fouere, today will take up the post of Head of the European Commission's Delegation in Skopje.
Ambassador Fouere will hold two posts - he will replace the EU Special Representative Michael Sahlin and the outgoing Head of the EC's Delegation in Skopje Donato Chiarini. His tenure as EU Representative in Skopje will last at least three years.
Ambassador Fouere wrapped up his four-year tenure as Head of European Commission Delegation in Slovenia. He gained an extensive diplomatic experience by heading delegations of the European Commission in Mexico, Cuba, South Africa and Venezuela.
Ambassador Foeuere is Irish national, born 5 June 1946. Degrees held - Bachelor of Civil Law, University College, Dublin, 1967; Bachelor of Laws, Diploma in European studies, Post graduate Research Assistant at the Max Kohnstamm Institute for European studies, Brussels 1970-72.
The post of EC's delegation head will grant Ambassador Fouere direct competence in the EU enlargement process and contact with EU Enlargement Commissioner Olli Rehn.
The post of EU Special Representative (EUSR) in Macedonia grants him privileged access to EU High Representative for Common Foreign and Security Policy Javier Solana.