Delegation of the European Union 
to the United States

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The European Union is represented in the United States by the Washington, D.C., Delegation, which works in close coordination with the nearby embassies of the EU Member States.

Our Delegation promotes EU policies in the United States, which includes presenting and explaining EU actions to the U.S. Administration and Congress. By engaging with political actors, the media, academia, business, and civil society, we raise awareness of EU issues and concerns, and promote the importance of the EU-U.S. relationship among the American public. We also analyze and report on the political, social, and economic situations in the United States to our headquarters in Brussels.

Since 1964, the EU has also maintained an office in New York, serving as the EU’s Mission to the United Nations.

Ambassador of the European Union to the United States Stavros Lambrinidis

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Stavros Lambrinidis is the Ambassador of the European Union to the United States, as of March 1, 2019.

From 2012 to 2019, he served as the European Union Special Representative for Human Rights.

In 2011, he was Foreign Affairs Minister of Greece.

Between 2004 and 2011, he was twice elected Member of the European Parliament (MEP) with the Greek Social Democratic Party (PASOK). He served as Vice-President of the European Parliament (2009-11), Vice-President of the Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs Committee (2004-09), and Head of the PASOK Delegation (2005-11).

Between 2000 and 2004, he was Director-General of the International Olympic Truce Centre, an International Olympic Committee organization.

He served as Ambassador ad personam of the Hellenic Republic (1999-2004) and as Secretary-General of the Greek Foreign Ministry responsible for Diaspora Greeks (1996-99).

Between 1988 and 1993, he was an Attorney at Wilmer, Cutler & Pickering in Washington, D.C., specializing in international trade, transactions, and arbitration.

He has received numerous recognitions for his work on human rights and privacy, including the Electronic Privacy Information Center’s “Champion of Freedom Award” in 2020 and the Boston Global Forum’s “World Leader in Artificial Intelligence Award” in 2021. He is a member of the President’s Council on International Activities at Yale University and a former president of the DC Bar Association’s Human Rights Committee.

Mr. Lambrinidis was born in Athens, Greece in 1962. He received his B.A. degree in Economics and Political Science from Amherst College (1984) and his J.D. degree from Yale Law School (1988), where he was also Managing Editor of The Yale Journal of International Law. He is a 1980 graduate of the Athens College High School in Greece. He is married and has a daughter.

Michael Curtis

Deputy Head of Delegation Michael Curtis

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Michael Curtis joins the Delegation having served in the team of the EU’s Foreign Policy Chief, Federica Mogherini, advising her on a number of important foreign policy issues for the past 5 years including on Transatlantic relations. 

He has had a long career in the European Union institutions working mainly on foreign policy and external relations, trade, development and humanitarian issues. From 2004 to 2008, he worked as the EU Humanitarian Affairs Counsellor to the United Nations in New York. From 2000 to 2004, he worked on the team of the EU Commissioner for Development and Humanitarian Aid, Poul Nielson, first as Press Spokesperson then as a member of his Staff.

Mr. Curtis has also had two stints working for the European Commission’s Secretariat General focusing on relations with the EU Member States in the area of foreign policy and trade, then relations with the European External Action Service where he was closely involved with its setting up in 2010.

Mr. Curtis has a Bachelor’s degree in French and Politics from Leicester University in the U.K and a post-graduate Master’s degree in European Politics from the College of Europe in Bruges, Belgium.
 

The Political, Security, and Development section follows the transatlantic agenda and monitors the work of Congress and the U.S. Administration on foreign, security, and development policy, counterterrorism, justice and home affairs, and human rights.

 

The Trade and Agriculture section monitors trade and regulatory developments in the United States, including agriculture. It works closely with the U.S. Administration, Congress, industry, and NGOs.

 

The Economic and Financial Affairs section monitors and assesses U.S. economic performance, and liaises with U.S. authorities dealing with economic, financial, and monetary issues.

 

The Global Issues and Innovation section monitors and analyses U.S. political, economic, and regulatory developments in the areas of transportation, energy and environment, research and innovation, space, food safety, public health, and consumer protection.

 

The Press and Public Diplomacy section works to enhance awareness of the EU and its policies in the United States. From social media to close journalist relationships, the section serves as the Delegation’s first line of contact with the public and press.

 

The Administration section provides support services to the Delegation staff, building, and residences through the authorized allocation of budgetary resources. It also liaises with authorities in Europe and the United States on protocol and administrative matters related to EU officials.

 

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