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Gunnar Wiegand – contact between Brussels and Asia

Gunnar Wiegand of the European External Action Service

As Managing Director for Asia and the Pacific in the European External Action Service (EEAS), Gunnar Wiegand is responsible for EU relations with 41 countries, from Afghanistan to Fiji – and he has passed through exciting stations in his career. As a policy advisor, he was there when Spain joined the EU. As an associate of a political foundation, he has been involved in the support for the consolidation of new democracies in Southern Europe and Eastern Europe. In 1990, shortly before the German reunification, he began to work for the European Commission, first as a so-called GDR consultant, and later focused on the transformation processes in the former Soviet Union.

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