• 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:

Mission letter

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Julian King's team supports him in his daily work.
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Appointments and meetings

  • Wed 13 Dec

    Commissioner King meets Mr Jesse Spiro, Head of Specialized Research for Thomson Reuters, World-Check, in Brussels, Belgium

    Julian King
  • Thu 14 Dec

    Commissioner King is in Sofia, Bulgaria: meetings with Mr Valentin Radev, Minister of Interior for Bulgaria; Ms Tsetska Tsacheva, Minister of Justice for Bulgaria; Mr Dimitar Georgiev, Chairperson of the State Agency for National Security

    Julian King


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British nationality

  • 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