Zane Petre new head of European Commission Representation in Latvia

On January 27, the European Commission has appointed Zane Petre as Head of the European Commission Representation in Latvia, according to a release by EC.

 She will take up her duties on 16 April 2021. The heads of representation are official representatives of the EU Member States in the Commission under the political authority of the President Ursula von der Leyen.

Zane Petre has extensive experience in Latvian and European diplomacy. She has worked at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Latvia,  as a European correspondent, in the Office of the Political Director, as Head of the International Operations and Crisis Resolution Division, as well as a representative of the Crisis Management Committee from the Permanent Representation of Latvia to the EU in Brussels, as well as the Head of the Chancery in Moldova.

In 2012, she joined the European External Action Service (EEAS). She was Head of the Political, Press and Information Unit at the EU Delegation to Eritrea (2012-2016) and then the Deputy Head of Delegation and Head of the Political, Press and Information Unit in the EU Delegation to Nepal (2016-2020). In September 2020, she joined the Coordination Group for Policy and Reform, Ukraine’s support group in the Directorate-General for European Neighborhood Policy and Enlargement Negotiations.

 

 

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