Helga Maria Schmid

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Helga Maria Schmid about the New World during the Sou Conference 2012Speaker – 9 May, 16.30 – 18.00

SESSION 2 – The EU in a New World

Panel 2 –What EU for a New World?

Helga Maria Schmid was appointed Deputy Secretary General for Political Affairs of European External Action Service in November 2010. Before that she worked for 4 years as Director of the Policy and Early Warning Unit of the Council General Secretariat of the European Union and was one of the closest advisors to the EU-High Representative for the Foreign and Security Policy, Javier Solana. Before joining Solana’s team Helga Schmid, a German diplomat, worked in the cabinets of both Foreign Ministers Klaus Kinkel and Joschka Fischer. She headed Foreign Minister Fischer’s Political Staff  from 2003 until end of 2005. Ms Schmid joined the German Foreign Service in 1988. Beginning of the 90’s she worked i.a. as press and public affairs officer for the German Embassy in Washington. Ms Schmid studied English and French as well as literature, history and politics at  Munich University and the Sorbonne, Paris.