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Diplomatic Representation for the European Communities Commission

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



(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, 1990Andreas van Agt, Appt.
February 5, 1990Amb. E. and P.
November 1, 1995Hugo Paemen, Appt.
February 6, 1995Amb. E. and P.
January 25, 2000Gunter Burghardt, Appt.
February 3, 2000Amb. E. and P.
December 4, 2004John Bruton, Appt
December 9, 2004Amb. E. and P.
July 16, 2010Joao P. Castanheira do Vale de Almeida, Appt.
August 10, 2010Amb. 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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