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Diplomatic Representation for the European Union

Foreign Embassies in the U.S. and Their Ambassadors
Office of the Chief of Protocol
August 10, 2010

(Formerly European Communities Commission)



(Head of Delegation to the Commission of the European Communities)
Raised to Ambassadorial Level with Presentation of Credentials to the President (Takes precedence following ambassadors)
January 22, 1990 Andreas van Agt, Appt.
February 5, 1990 Amb. E. and P.
November 1, 1995 Hugo Paemen, Appt.
February 6, 1995 Amb. E. and P.
January 25, 2000 Gunter Burghardt, Appt.
February 3, 2000 Amb. E. and P.
December 4, 2004 John Bruton, Appt
December 9, 2004 Amb. E. and P.
July 16, 2010 Joao P. Castanheira do Vale de Almeida, Appt.
August 10, 2010 Amb. E. and P.
November 5, 2014 David O'Sullivan, Appt.
November 18, 2014 Amb. E. and P.


Special Terms* 
[Amb.] E.E. and M.P.= Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary
[Charge d'Affaires] a.i.= ad interim
Amb. E. & P. = Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary

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