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Panel V: Crisis Management in the EU

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Speakers

Ehemaliger österreichischer Militärrepräsentant bei der EU, Militärrepräsentant bei der NATO/EAPC und Militärdelegierter bei der WEU in Brüssel
Director, DG E IX - Civilian Crisis Management, General Secretariat of the Council of the European Union
Managing Director for Europe and Central Asia, EEAS - European External Action Service, Brussels
Ambassador, Permanent Representative of Austria to the OECD, Paris
Direktor der Diplomatischen Akademie Wien (tbc) Chair

Dipl.-Ing. Mag. Günther G. GREINDL

Ehemaliger österreichischer Militärrepräsentant bei der EU, Militärrepräsentant bei der NATO/EAPC und Militärdelegierter bei der WEU in Brüssel

 Diplom-Studium der Raum- und Stadtplanung an der TU Wien
1957 Einberufung zum österreichischen Bundesheer
1961 Nach Absolvierung der Theresianischen Militärakademie in Wiener Neustadt als Leutnant der Pioniertruppe ausgemustert. Ausbildungsoffizier und später Kompaniekommandant bei verschiedenen Pioniereinheiten
 Ab 1969 Stabsoffizier im Bundesministerium für Landesverteidigung (BMLV)
1966-69 Absolvierung des Generalstabskurses an der Landesverteidigungsakademie in Wien
1974 Bataillonskommandant einer Panzergrenadierbrigade
1975 wieder ins BMLV berufen
 nach Sept. 1978 Stellvertretender Leiter der Generalstabsabteilung im BMLV
 April 1979 Chief Staff der United Nations Disengagement and Observer Force (UNDOF) in Damaskus
 Dez. 1979 Ernennung zum Force-Commander der UNDOF und Beförderung zum Generalmajor
 März1981 Übernahme des Kommandos der UNFICYP
 April 1989 Österreichischer Verteidigungsattaché in der Schweiz
 April 1989 Chief Military Observer der United Nations Irak-Kuwait Observer Mission (UNIKOM)
 Juli 1992 Leiter der Generalstabsgruppe C (Militärpolitik und Sicherheitskooperation) im BMLV
1977-78 Chief Operations Officer der United Nation Force in Zypern (UNVICYP) und Kommandant des Österreichkontingents
1993-94 Leiter einer Sonderuntersuchungskommission betreffend die United Nations Protection Force in the Former Yugoslavia (UNPROFOR)
2000-02 Österreichischer Militärrepräsentant bei der EU, Militärrepräsentant bei der NATO/EAPC und Militärdelegierter bei der WEU in Brüssel
seit 2003 im Ruhestand

Michael MATTHIESSEN

Director, DG E IX - Civilian Crisis Management, General Secretariat of the Council of the European Union

1981 DEA (Diplome d'Etudes Approfondies), Institut d'Etudes Politiques, Paris
1982 Cand. scient. pol. (MA) in political science, Aarhus University, Denmark
1982-85 Deputy Head of Section (1982-83) and Head of Section (1983-85) Department of Development Aid (DANIDA), Department of Political Affairs, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Copenhagen
1985-87 Deputy Director, Private Office of the Secretary General of NATO (Lord Carrington), NATO Headquarters, Brussels
1987-88 Secretary of Embassy, responsible for relations with the European Parliament, including during the Danish Presidency (1987), Danish Representation to the European Communities, Brussels
1988-91 Private Secretary to the Prime Minister of Denmark, Copenhagen
1992 Head of Section, Department for Central and Eastern Europe, responsible for political affairs, especially ex-Yugoslavia, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Copenhagen
1992-97 Counsellor, responsible for press relations, including during the Danish Presidency (1992-93), CFSP Counsellor (1993-96), ANTICI Counsellor (1996-97), Permanent Representation of Denmark to the European Communities/Union, Brussels
1997-99 Head of Department, responsible for Denmark's relations with the European Union in general, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Copenhagen
1999-2001 Head of Task Force SITCEN/Crisis Cell, Policy Unit, General Secretariat of the Council of the European Union, Brussels
since 2001 Director, DG E IX - Civilian Crisis Management, DG E, General Secretariat of the Council of the European Union, Brussels

Dr. Thomas MAYR-HARTING

Managing Director for Europe and Central Asia, EEAS - European External Action Service, Brussels

1977 Diploma, Law Studies in Vienna
1977-1978 Postgraduate-Studies, College of Europe, Bruges
1978 Diploma of The Hague Academy of International Law, The Hague
1979 Joined the Austrian Diplomatic Service
1982-1986 Austrian Mission to the European Communities, Brussels
1986-1990 Austrian Embassy, Moscow
1991-1993 Private Office of the Austrian Foreign Minister, Vienna
1993-1995 Deputy Head of Cabinet of Foreign Ministers Mock and Schüssel, Vienna
1995-1999 Deputy Political Director and Director for Security Policy and Policy Planning, Austrian Foreign Ministry, Vienna
1999-2003 Ambassador of Austria to Belgium and Head of the Austrian Mission to NATO, Brussels
2002-2004 Special Representative of the Austrian Foreign Minister for the Western Balkans
2003-2004 Representative of the Chancellor in the Reform Commission of the Federal Army, Vienna
2003-2008 Political Director (Director General for Political Affairs) of the Austrian Foreign Ministry, Vienna
2008-2011 Permanent Representative of Austria to the United Nations, New York
2009-2010 Also represented Austria on the United Nations Security Council, New York
2011 Vice-President of the 66th General Assembly of the UN, New York
2011-2015 Ambassador, (Head of the Delegation) of the European Union to the United Nations, New York
 Visiting Professor, College of Europe, Bruges and Natolin
 Lecturer, Diplomatic Academy, Vienna
since 2015 Managing Director for Europe and Central Asia, European External Action Service, Brussels

Dr. Wolfgang PETRITSCH

Ambassador, Permanent Representative of Austria to the OECD, Paris

1972 Ph.D. Southeastern European History, University of Vienna
1972-1973 Fulbright scholarship, University of Southern California, L.A., USA
1977-1983 Adviser, Press Secretary of the Austrian Federal Chancellor Bruno Kreisky
1983-1984 Austrian Mission to OECD, Paris
1984-1992 Head of Austrian Press and Information Service, New York
1992-1994 Head of the Department for Multilateral Economic Co-operation, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Vienna
1994 Head of Department for Information on European Affairs in the Federal Chancellery (supervised the Federal Government's information campaign on Austria's accession to the European Union)
1995-1997 Head of Department for International Relations of the City of Vienna
1997-1999 Austrian Ambassador to the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia
1998-1999 European Union Special Envoy for Kosovo
1999 EU Chief Negotiator at the Kosovo peace talks in Rambouillet and Paris
1999-2002 High Representative of the International Community for Bosnia and Herzegovina
2002-2008 Ambassador, Permanent Representative of Austria to the UN and other International Organizations, WTO and the Conference on Disarmament, Geneva
since 2008 Ambassador, Permanent Representative of Austria to the OECD, Paris

Dr. Ernst SUCHARIPA

Direktor der Diplomatischen Akademie Wien

1969 Promotion zum Dr.iur., Universität Wien
1970-72 Universitätsassistent am Institut für Völkerrecht und internationale Beziehungen, Universität Linz; Lehrbeauftragter Völkerrecht und internationale Beziehungen
1972-74 Diplomatische Akademie Wien
1974 Eintritt in das Bundesministerium für auswärtige Angelegenheiten (Völkerrechtsbüro)
1985 Kabinettchef
1987 Leiter der Ostabteilung
1990 Leiter der Politischen Sektion (Politischer Direktor)
1993 Ständiger Vertreter Österreichs bei den Vereinten Nationen (Botschafter), New York
seit 1993 Vorstandsmitglied der International Peace Academy
1995 Ko-Vorsitzender der Arbeitsgruppe zur Finanzlage der Vereinten Nationen
1998 Vertreter der österreichischen EU-Präsidentschaft bei den VN New York
1999 Ko-Vorsitzender der GV-Arbeitsgruppe zur Entwicklungsfinanzierung
seit 1999 Direktor der Diplomatischen Akademie Wien
2000/01 Sonderbotschafter für Restitutionsfragen