Julian King appointed new commissioner for security union

Council of the EU
  • 19/09/2016
  • 15:00
  • Press release
  • 515/16
  • Institutional affairs
19/09/2016
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On 19 September 2016, the Council, by common accord with the President of the Commission, Jean-Claude Juncker, appointed Julian King as the new commissioner for security union. The appointment applies for the remainder of the current term of office of the Commission which ends on 31 October 2019.

Julian King is a British national and has been UK ambassador to France since January 2016. He replaces Jonathan Hill who resigned on 25 June 2016.