Security and defense: United Kingdom-European Union relations after Brexit
CIDOB, with the support of the British Consulate General in Barcelona, organises a new European Breakfast-Jaime Arias on March 15 with the participation of Simon Manley, British Ambassador to Spain, as a special guest.
Simon Manley took up post as British Ambassador to Spain on 28 October 2013. Before his posting to Madrid, he was Director Europe at the FCO (2011-2013), responsible for policy toward the EU, the UK’s bilateral relations with its European partners, and the FCO’s network of 57 European posts and more than 2000 staff. He served previously as the FCO’s Director Defence and Strategic Threats (2008-2011), leading the Government’s international counter-terrorist, counter-proliferation and counter-narcotics efforts, as head of Counter-Terrorism Policy (2006-2008) and as head of the EU Economic, Central Europe and Ireland department (2002-2006).
He has been posted to the UK’s Mission to the United Nations in New York (1993-1998), where he worked on Yugoslavia and UN reform, and has twice been seconded to the European Union: to the European Commission (2003), working on State Aids policy, and to the Council of the EU (1998-2002), working on Russia and Ukraine and then East Asia.
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