Head of Delegation
During my mandate, I will carry into effect all the new consequences, commitments and roles of the European External Action Service resulting from the Lisbon Treaty. It pays for all the constituencies I am responsible for, that means Guyana, Suriname, Trinidad and Tobago, Aruba, Bonaire, Curacao, Saba, Sint Eustatius, Sint Maarten and CARICOM. On the diplomatic level I will implement the shift of the European external doing from almost exclusive development cooperation activities to much more balanced three pillars based actions: political, trade and development cooperation. I will improve the PR of the European external action in the constituencies and amongst the EU Member States, I will improve their perception, when it comes to the meaningfulness of it. I will help to boost European trade with the constituencies and I will guard the effectiveness and accountability of implementation of the development cooperation programmes. A separated challenge will be the programming of the 11 European Development Fund. On the regional note, I will pursue a real and substantial Caribbean integration. When it comes to the managerial challenges, I will encourage all the three Delegations' staff to identify themselves with the EU ideas, to be dedicated to the service and I will improve the working atmosphere in the sense of team building. I will, indeed, represent the European Union in Guyana, Suriname, Trinidad and Tobago, Aruba, Bonaire, Curacao, Saba, Sint Eustatius, Sint Maarten and Caricom/Cariforum in accordance with the mandate given to me by the Headquarters.
European External Action Service
EU Delegations and Offices
Delegation to Guyana, for Suriname, and with responsibility for Aruba, Bonaire, Curaçao, Saba, Saint Barthélemy, Sint Eustatius and Sint Maarten (DEL.GUYANA)