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About the EU Delegation in Mauritius

12/05/2016 - 14:47

The Delegation ensures the representation of the European Union (EU) to the Republic of Mauritius and to the Republic of Seychelles, and the conduct of the relations with the Indian Ocean Commission (IOC).

The EU Delegation to the Republic of Mauritius and to the Republic of Seychelles has a number of important objectives. These include:

  • Ensure the representation of the European Union to the Republic of Mauritius and to the Republic of Seychelles;
  • Ensure the conduct of the relations with the Indian Ocean Commission;
  • Ensure the tasks of the European Union Presidency in Mauritius;
  • Promote and defend the values and interests of the European Union;
  • Ensure the follow-up of EU policies in all sectors;
  • Facilitate and contribute to the coordination with Member States’ Missions, particularly in the fields of EU competences, notably trade and external assistance;
  • Carry out Common Foreign and Security Policy (CFSP) demarches as appropriate;
  • Ensure the implementation of EU Development policy in line with the European Consensus on Development;
  • Conduct bilateral relations in the areas of political, economic, trade and external assistance (financial and technical cooperation); in particular, contribute to the long term programming of aid and ensures the management of programmes and devolved projects within the framework of external aid management.
  • Contribute to the implementation of the interim Economic Partnership Agreement with the Eastern and Southern Africa – Indian Ocean (ESA-IO) region;
  • Contribute to the implementation of the regional maritime security strategy and to the anti-piracy Common Security and Defence Policy (CSDP) programmes in the region;
  • Support Directorate General for Maritime Affairs (DG MARE) in the implementation of the Fisheries Partnership Agreements with Mauritius and Seychelles
  • Ensure compliance with EU and international aid coordination policies - in particular the "2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development", comprising a set of 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SGDs) - and facilitates partnership agreements with EU financial institutions.
Vincent Degert

After a few years in the private sector, Vincent Degert joined the European Commission in 1987 where he first worked in the field of regional policy. From 2000, he worked for the enlargement of the European Union, successively as Assistant to the Director General for Enlargement and Head of Unit for the Coordination of Financial Instruments. He then served as Ambassador and Head of Delegation in Croatia (2005-2009) and Serbia (2009-2013), before becoming the head of the Russia Division within the European External Action Service at the height of the Ukrainian crisis. From 2015 to 2019 he was the Ambassador of the European Union to the Republic of Haiti.

Vincent Degert is a French national. He graduated in Political Science, European Affairs (Institute for Political Science and Institute for European Studies of Strasbourg) and in Law from the University of Strasbourg.

Head of Delegation 

Mr Vincent Degert

Head of section 'Political and Press & Information'

Mrs M. Riccio

Head of Cooperation

Mr G. Strammer

Team Leader

Mr M. Messi

Head of section 'Finance'

Mr S. Molina-Muñoz

Head of section 'Administration'

Mrs B. Lappart

Head of the Regional Trade Section, ESA5 EPA

Mrs A. Schmiliver

Regional Fisheries Attaché

Mr H. Delsol

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