www.europeanideas.eu presents: Robert Cooper's (Counsellor in the EEAS) speech about The European External Action Service. It was filmed by Lisa Schwarz and Olivier Gergely on the 9th of December 2011 at the Diplomatic Academy of Vienna.
Robert Cooper is Councellor in the European External Action Service since December 2010. Before that he was the Director-General for External and Politico-Military Affairs at the General Secretariat of the Council of the European Union. Previously he was Special Representative of the British Government on Afghanistan. He joined the British Diplomatic Service after his studies and has served in New York, Tokyo, Brussels and Bonn. His Foreign Office career was divided broadly between Asia and Europe. He has published a number of essays and articles about international relations.