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Franz KAPS Senior Partnership Advisor (Consultant), Europe and Central Asia Region, The World Bank, Munich

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1964 Masters in Law 1968 Bar Examination (Assessor iur.) 1968-1970 Assistant to Member of German Parliament, Bonn/Germany 1970-1972 World Bank Secretary s Department 1972-1984 Several operational assignments in Central America, Egypt and Yugoslavia 1984-1997 Several senior assignments in the World Bank s Africa Region, including serving as Resident Representative in Dakar Senegal (1984-88) 1997-2000 Senior Partnership Advisor, Office of the Vice President Europe and Central Asia 2000-2004 Senior Partnership Advisor, Office of the Vice President Europe and Central Asia, based in Budapest, Hungary. Prime responsibility: overall coordination between the World Bank and the European Commission (EC) concerning the enlargement process of the European Union (EU) as well as the so-called European Neighborhood Policy (ENP) 2004-2007 World Bank Special Representative for Southeast Europe and co-manager of Joint European Commission-World Bank Office for Southeast Europe, as well as ECA Senior Partnership Advisor, Brussels, Belgium Retired in late May 2007 but continues to serve as World Bank consultant, especially on matters related to cooperation between the World Bank s Europe and Central Asia Region and European institutions, especially the European Commission.