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The Directorate General

The Director General

In October 2013 Christian Danielsson was appointed Director General for Enlargement at the European Commission in Brussels.

Under the political guidance of Commissioner Johannes Hahn, Mr Danielsson manages the Neighbourhood and Enlargement negotiations Directorate General within the framework set out in its mission statement.

As part of the Commission's commitment to transparency, Directors-General publish information on meetings held with organisations or self-employed individuals.

•    Information on meetings held by Director-General Christian Danielsson



The Directorate General
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Stockholm School of Economics, Graduate in Business Administration and Economics

Professional experience:

2011 – 2013, Deputy Secretary General, Secretariat-General
In charge of Directorate F (Relations with the European Council/Council, International Relations and G8/G20 Co-ordination), Directorate G (Relations with the European Parliament, the Committees and General Institutional Issues) and Protocol Service.
2008 – 2010, Ambassador
Permanent Representative of Sweden to the EU.
2006 – 2008, Director, DG Enlargement
Director for Directorate B which is responsible for the three candidate countries Croatia, Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia and Turkey.
2005- 2008, Head of Unit
Head of the Turkey Unit in DG Enlargement.
2002-2005, Deputy Head of Cabinet
Deputy Head of the Cabinet of Vice President Verheugen.
1999-2002, Minister, Swedish Permanent Representation to the EU
1995-1999, Member of the Cabinet of Commissioner Anita Gradin
1992-1995, Counsellor, Swedish Permanent Delegation to the EU
1987-92, First secretary, Ministry for Foreign Affairs
1984-87, Second secretary, Swedish Delegation to the OECD
1982-84, Second Secretary, Swedish Embassy Luanda, Angola

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