Slovakia’s Miroslav Lajcak to lead EU Diplomatic Service in Balkans

Slovakia’s Miroslav Lajcak has been appointed to a top post in the EU’s new diplomatic service, where he will head the section for Russia, the Eastern Neighborhood and the Western Balkans.

The former Slovak foreign minister previously served as his country’s ambassador to Serbia and also as the high representative of the international community in Bosnia-Herzegovina.

The European External Action Service, EEAS, headed by EU foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton, has begun filling top positions after being launched on December 1.

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