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General Esteban-Verastegui appointed for EUSSR Guinea-Bissau

(BRUSSELS2) It is a Spanish general, Juan Esteban-Verastegui, who will take charge of the security reform support mission (EU SSR) in Guinea-Bissau. Aged 56, he was, until now, commander of the Army Airmobile Forces (FAMET). A unit he knows well since he started as a helicopter pilot, then as head of the Transport Helicopter Battalion (Chinook), the “Bheltra V”, before moving to the headquarters of this unit. . He participated in several peace support operations, as head of the 4th Bureau (Log) of the General Staff of the Spanish UNPROFOR brigade (Bosnia and Herzegovina, 1992 –1993), chief of staff of the military division at Minuga (Guatemala, 1994-1995), deputy head of integrated support services at MONUC (Congo, 2003-2004). (First published in Europolitics)

Nicolas Gros Verheyde

Chief editor of the B2 site. Graduated in European law from the University of Paris I Pantheon Sorbonne and listener to the 65th session of the IHEDN (Institut des Hautes Etudes de la Défense Nationale. Journalist since 1989, founded B2 - Bruxelles2 in 2008. EU/NATO correspondent in Brussels for Sud-Ouest (previously West-France and France-Soir).