This morning, the new European Union Ambassador to Uruguay, Paolo Berizzi, presented his cedentials to the Uruguayan government, at a meeting with the Foreign Affairs Undersecretary Carolina Ache Batlle.
Ambassador Berizzi was born in Pavia, Italy. He has a degree in international law, EU law and procedural law from the University of Pavia, and holds a postgraduate degree from the Società Italiana per l’Organizzazione Internazionale in Rome. He has worked for the European Commission since 1996, having held positions at the Directorate-General for Agriculture and the Directorate-General for EU Enlargement. He started working at EU Delegations in 2004, having been Head of Cooperation Section at the Delegation to Ukraine, Head of Political, Economic and Press Section at the Delegation to Moldova, Head of Cooperation Section and then Head of Political, Economic and Communication Section at the Delegation to Croatia. In 2013 he came back to the European Commission as a Member of the Cabinet of Commissioner Neven Mimica, and in 2017 he returned to Delegations, this time as EU Ambassador to Paraguay. In September 2021 he arrived in Uruguay, where he will serve as EU Ambassador for the next 4 years.