EU Special Representative in Bosnia and Herzegovina


Mr Peter Sørensen

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Ambassador Peter Sørensen
EU Special Representative for Bosnia and Herzegovina

PERSONAL DATA
Married, two children

DATE OF BIRTH
Born in 1967

NATIONALITY
Danish

EDUCATION
He graduated from Aarhus University in Denmark and holds a Masters degree in law. He speaks English, German and French and has a good knowledge of the languages spoken in Bosnia and Herzegovina.

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
Peter Ingemann Moesgaard Sørensen was appointed by the Decision the Council of the European Union of 18 July 2011 as EU Special Representative in Bosnia and Herzegovina, and by HR Catherine Ashton as Head of the Delegation of the European Union to Bosnia and Herzegovina.

Prior to this appointment, Ambassador Sørensen was Head of the EU Delegation to the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia. He also served as Personal Representative of the EU High Representative to the Republic of Serbia.

Ambassador Sørensen has served in posts throughout the Western Balkans region. He was Deputy Head of the UN Mission in Kosovo EU Pillar IV & Director of the European Office in Pristina; Senior Adviser to the Special Representative of the UN Secretary General/Head of UNMIK EU Pillar IV; Political Adviser to the United Nations Special Envoy for the Balkans; Head of Political Affairs in the OSCE Mission to Croatia; Legal Adviser in the Office of the High Representative in Bosnia and Herzegovina and he was part of European Community Monitoring Mission in Sarajevo.

Peter Sørensen's appointment and mandate are set out in Council Decisions 2011/426/CFSP , 2012/330/CFSP  and 2014/384/CFSP

EU Military Operation in Bosnia and Herzegovina (EUFOR-Althea)

European Union Police Mission in Bosnia and Herzegovina

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