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European Union names new ambassador to Israel

European Union foreign affairs chief Federica Mogherini on Tuesday announced Emanuele Giaufret as the bloc’s new choice for ambassador to Israel.

Giaufret, who was posted in Israel in the past, currently serves as head of the Division for Democracy and Electoral Observation within the EU’s External Action Service.

An Italian diplomat, Giaufret is to replace Lars Faaborg-Andersen, whose term ends in the summer.

Previously, Giaufret served at the European Commission Delegation to the UN in New York as counsellor in charge of human rights and social affairs. Before that, he headed the Political and Trade Section at the EU embassy in Tel Aviv.

Faaborg-Andersen, a Danish diplomat, has represented the union in Israel since 2013.

The EU is by far Israel’s largest trading partner. 

Click here to read the full article in Times of Israel

Thursday, May 18, 2017
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