Brussels appoints new EU envoy to Skopje

Estonian diplomat Aivo Orav is the newly appointed Head of the European Union Delegation to Macedonia, Brussels announced.

The EU’s High Representative for Foreign Affairs Catherine Ashton appointed Orav on Wednesday.

The 46-year-old career diplomat should arrive in Macedonia in late January. He comes from Ankara where he currently serves as Estonian ambassador to Turkey.

The EU post in Skopje has remained vacant since late August.

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