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Vimont to his troops: forward for the adventure

They weren't all there, in the interior plaza of a European building. But a few hundred agents of the future diplomatic service were keen to make the trip: officials from DG Relex of the Commission, the Council and diplomats from the Member States... The management quartet of the diplomatic service – the Frenchman Pierre Vimont, the Irishman David O'Sullivan, the German Helga Schmid and the Pole Maciej Popowski – newly appointed (1) had, in fact, decided to bring together their troops, in a fairly informal way, to introduce themselves, welcome each other… (in English) and full of courage in this new adventure. Hopes are high. “Our beginnings are carefully observed outside” explained Pierre Vimont. “In the United States in particular“. Not everything will be easy, admitted David O'Sullivan. “It's a great challenge".

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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).