Claude-France Arnould new head of European Defence Agency

Chief Executive of the European Defence Agency Claude-France Arnould

From the European Union:  Catherine Ashton, EU High Representative for Foreign and Security Policy/Commission Vice President … welcomed the appointment of Claude-France Arnould as Chief Executive of the European Defence Agency (EDA).

On my proposal the Steering Board of the European Defence Agency has unanimously decided to appoint Claude-France Arnould as the EDA Chief Executive for a period of three years. With her background in defence issues, Claude France will bring more than 20 years’ of experience to this post, at a crucial time for the Agency. …"
Claude-France Arnould is currently Deputy Director-General for Crisis Management and Planning Directorate (CMPD) in the External Action Service. Previously, between 2001 and 2009, she was Director for Defence issues in the EU General Secretariat of the Council, in charge of CSDP operations and military capabilities. She has more than 20 years’ experience in External Relations, Common Foreign and Security Policy and Common Security and Defence Policy.   (photo: Eurocorps)

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