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Two new directors confirmed in the diplomatic service

Catherine Ashton, the High Representative of the EU, has just confirmed the appointment of two new department directors. The names are already known to readers of this blog. These are Hugues Mingarelli, for the Middle East and Viorel Isticioaia Budura, for Asia. Nick Wescott's appointment for Africa is expected to be confirmed in the coming days. But “administrative problems” delayed his appointment.

Biography and other details, read: Three other known department directors in the diplomatic service

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).

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