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Dr. Michael REITERER Ambassador of the European Union to the Republic of Korea, Seoul


1978 Dr. jur., University of Innsbruck
1979 Diploma in International Relations, Johns Hopkins University, School of Advanced International Studies, Bologna Center
1981 Research Assistant, UNHCR - United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, Geneva; Certificate International Court of Justice, Research Session, The Hague
1982-1985 Austrian Deputy Trade Commissioner for Western Africa, Abidjan
1985-1989 Austrian Deputy Trade Commissioner for Japan, Tokyo
1985 Diplôme de Hautes Etudes Internationales, IHEID - The Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, Geneva
1990-1992 Counsellor, Economic Affairs, Austrian Permanent Mission to the GATT - General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade, Geneva
1992-1997 Deputy Director General, Department for European Integration and Trade Policy, Austrian Federal Economic Chamber, Vienna
1995-1998 Co-Chair (trade) of the Joint Session of Trade and Environment Experts, OECD, Paris
1996 Panelist of a WTO Dispute Settlement Panel (US/Canada - Split Run Editions)
1997-1998 Minister-Counsellor, Head of the Industrial and Commercial Affairs Section, Permanent Representation of Austria to the EU, EESC Counsellor - European Economic and Social Committee of the EU, Brussels
1998-2002 Counsellor, ASEM - Asia-Europe Meeting, European Commission, Directorate-General for External Relations, Brussels
2002-2007 Minister, Deputy Head of the Delegation of the European Commission to Japan, Tokyo
2005 Adjunct Professor for International Politics, University of Innsbruck (Dozent f. internationale Politik)
2007-2011 Ambassador of the European Union to Switzerland and the Principality of Liechtenstein, Bern
2012-2016 Principal Advisor, Asia-Pacific Department, European External Action Service (EEAS), Brussels
since 2017 Ambassador of the European Union to the Republic of Korea, Seoul


Consultative Council of the Vienna Institute for Economic Studies
Academic Consultative Council of the University of Kobe
Academic Council of the Korea Chair, Brussels
Austrian International Law Association, Austrian Political Science Association
Curatorial Council Jean Monnet Foundation, Lausanne
Former vice president of the Austrian Society for European Politics


"Geopolitical Cooperation with East Asia At Work". Christian Eichle/Patrick Rüppel/Megha Sarmah/Yeo Lay Hwee (eds.) Multilateralism in a Changing World Order. Konrad Adenauer Stiftung, Singapore, 2018; pp.121-134. http://www.kas.de/wf/doc/26133-1442-2-30.pdf
"Controversy over abolition of death penalty and alternative-measures". National Human Rights Commission in Korea. International Seminar on Death Penalty-International Trends and Domestic Implementation. Seoul 2018; pp.57-69. Korean version pp. 43-53.
"Candlelight, Moonlight, Olympics: Korea in Transition". KF-VUB Korea Chair at the Institute for European Studies, Policy Brief 2018/1, January 2018 https://www.korea-chair.eu/wp-content/uploads/2018/01/KFVUB_Policy_Brief_2018-1_Candlelight_Moonlight_KoreaInTransition1.pdf
"The EU’s Security Interests in East Asia: Japan as a Strategic Partner?" Dimitri Vanoverbeke, Takao Suami, Takako Ueta, Nicholas Peters, Frederik Ponjaert (eds.) Developing EU-Japan Relations in a Changing Regional Context. Routledge, London 2018; pp. 49-70.
"China and the EU: Partners or competitors in shaping multilateral and regional governance in Asia" in Jing Men, Annika Linck (eds.) China and EU - Reform and Governance. Routledge, 2017. Co-author: Thomas Henökel; pp. 81-100.
"The Global Strategy of the European Union - Vision needs deeds". Integration, Nr.1/2017; pp.11-30. (German).