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Helga Schmid

EEAS Secretary-General

European External Action Service

Ms Schmid is the current Secretary General of the European External Action Service (EEAS). She has long-time experience in working in European and German politics, having acted, among others, as political adviser to German foreign ministers from 1994 to 2000, Director of the Policy Planning and Early Warning Unit (Policy Unit) of the High Representative for the CFSP in 2006-2010 and Deputy Secretary General for Political Affairs at the EEAS in 2011-2016.