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European Neighbourhood Policy and Enlargement Negotiations (DG NEAR)

The Director-General


The Directorate General

In October 2013 Christian Danielsson was appointed Director-General for Enlargement at the European Commission in Brussels.

Under the political guidance of Commissioner Olivér Várhelyi , Mr Danielsson manages the Neighbourhood and Enlargement negotiations Directorate General within the framework set out in its mission statement.

As part of the Commission's commitment to transparency, Directors-General publish information on meetings held with organisations or self-employed individuals.

Information on meetings held by Director-General Christian Danielsson



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Stockholm School of Economics, Graduate in Business Administration and Economics

Professional experience:

2011 – 2013, Deputy Secretary General, Secretariat-General
In charge of Directorate F (Relations with the European Council/Council, International Relations and G8/G20 Co-ordination), Directorate G (Relations with the European Parliament, the Committees and General Institutional Issues) and Protocol Service.
2008 – 2010, Ambassador
Permanent Representative of Sweden to the EU.
2006 – 2008, Director, DG Enlargement
Director for Directorate B which is responsible for the three candidate countries Croatia, North Macedonia and Turkey.
2005- 2008, Head of Unit
Head of the Turkey Unit in DG Enlargement.
2002-2005, Deputy Head of Cabinet
Deputy Head of the Cabinet of Vice President Verheugen.
1999-2002, Minister, Swedish Permanent Representation to the EU
1995-1999, Member of the Cabinet of Commissioner Anita Gradin
1992-1995, Counsellor, Swedish Permanent Delegation to the EU
1987-92, First secretary, Ministry for Foreign Affairs
1984-87, Second secretary, Swedish Delegation to the OECD
1982-84, Second Secretary, Swedish Embassy Luanda, Angola