On Thursday October 27, the Atlantic Council’s Transatlantic Relations Program hosted Pierre Vimont, Executive Secretary General of the EU’s European External Action Service (EEAS), for an off-the-record discussion of the development of the EEAS, and its current strategic goals and regional priorities.

Prior to his current position, Vimont served as the French Ambassador to Washington from 2007-2010. He has also served as chief of staff under three foreign ministers of France and as France’s permanent representative to the EU.