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Ambassador Permanent Representative

Ambassador Permanent Representative

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Ioannis Vrailas



•    Born in 1962
•   1984: Traineeship at the European Commission (General Secretariat, in charge of monitoring the work of the European Parliament)
•   1985-86: Diplomatic Academy of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs
•  1986-88: Department of the European Communities of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, responsible for E.C-Turkey and E.C- Cyprus relations
• 1988-89: for the needs of the Greek Presidency (2nd semester 1988), Permanent Representation of Greece in Brussels, as national representative of the Mediterranean working group
•  1989-91: Diplomatic Office of the Minister
• 1992-96: Permanent Representation of Greece to the United Nations, responsible, among other things, for monitoring the work of the Security Council (as well as for the coordination of the local Greek Presidency during the first semester of 1994)
•  1996-99: Embassy Advisor at the Greek Embassy in Tehran
• 1999-2003: European Correspondent at the A11 PESC Directorate at the time, responsible, among other things, for questions related to the participation of Greece in the Troika (2nd semester 2002) and of the Greek Presidency of the first semester 2003
•  2004-09: Permanent Representations of Greece to WEU and the EU, first as Deputy Representative to the Political and Security Committee, then as Coordinator for External Relations at the Permanent Representation of Greece to the EU
•   2009-11: Minister-Counselor at the Embassy of Greece in Washington
•  2011-16: appointed by the European External Action Service (EEAS) to the position of Deputy Permanent Representative of the European Union in New York
•  2016-17: seconded by the EEAS to the post of Diplomatic Advisor to the President of the UN General Assembly
•  2017-2019: Permanent Representative of the European Union to the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe
•    10.01.2020: Permanent Representative of Greece to the European Union

He holds a degree in Economics from the University of Athens and a Postgraduate Diploma in European Studies from the Free University of Brussels. Married, three children.



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