Winter 2003 (11.4)
New Faces / New Places
W. De Vries has been appointed Special Envoy of the European
Commission to Azerbaijan. The European Commission is charged
with representing the European Union in its external relations
(except Common Foreign and Security Policy issues). Prior to
Baku, he was the Co-coordinator for Economic and Financial Sanctions
at the European Commission, responsible for drafting European
Community Regulations on sanctions, suppression of financing
of terrorism and monitoring the enforcement of relevant Community
Law. As Chairman of the Sanctions Management Committee, he also
dealt with the EC Blocking Statute against extra-territorial
legislation from third countries.
De Vries was the negotiator for the European Community in the
Kimberley Process, setting up a Certification Scheme for International
Trade in rough diamonds.
Contact: Europa House, ISR Plaza, 340 Nizami Street, Baku. Tel:
(994-12) 97-20-61; Fax: (994-12) 97-20-69; email@example.com.
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