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

Mon 29 May


Concluding remarks at the High-Level Seminar on Islam in Europe, organised by EPSC

With: Julian King
Mon 29 May


Commissioner King participates in the presentation of the final report of the High-Level Expert Group on information systems and interoperability, organised by the LIBE Committee, at the European Parliament

With: Julian King


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