- Ensuring the swift implementation of the steps needed to build an effective and sustainable Security Union
- Strengthening our common fight against terrorism and organised crime, including identifying where the EU can make a real difference and a greater focus on implementation and enforcement
- Reinforcing the security response to radicalisation and increasing efforts to tackle terrorist propaganda and hate speech online
- Improving information and intelligence sharing, including a stronger role for EU Agencies
- Reinforcing the capacity to protect critical infrastructures and soft targets
- Fighting cybercrime through enhanced cybersecurity and digital intelligence
- Ensuring that EU-financed security research targets the needs of security practitioners and develops solutions to forthcoming security challenges
Julian King is part of the following Project Teams:
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Commissioner for the Security Union
- Sept 2016 – present
HM Ambassador to France
- Feb 2016 – Sept 2016
Director-General Economic & Consular, FCO Covering Europe, Asia, Prosperity, Migration and Consular
- 2014 – 2016
Director-General of the Northern Ireland Office. Chair of the NIO Management Board and Departmental Accounting Officer
- 2011 – 2014
HM Ambassador to Ireland
- 2009 – 2011
On loan to EU Commission, Chef de Cabinet to British Commissioner (at DG Trade, responsible for EU multilateral, regional and bilateral trade negotiations)
- 2008 – 2009
UK Rep Brussels, UK Representative on EU Political and Security Committee (including Chairing PSC during 2005 UK Presidency)
- 2004 – 2008
UK MIS New York, Counsellor responsible for UN Security Council negotiations
- 2003 – 2004
UK Rep Brussels, UK Representative on Enlargement Group throughout Central European/Cyprus/Malta accession negotiations; also responsible for European defence
- 1998 – 2003
FCO, Private Secretary to Permanent Under-Secretary of State
- 1994 – 1998
FCO, Second later First Secretary working on NATO, European defence and CFSP, including spells in Luxemburg, The Hague and Lisbon
- 1990 – 1994
Paris, Third later Second Secretary, Ecole Nationale d'Administration; then Private Secretary to the Ambassador
- 1987 – 1990