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Press Release

Joëlle Vachter appointed as Deputy Head of EULEX

4 March 2013

Ms. Joëlle Vachter has been appointed as the new Deputy Head of Mission of the European Union Rule of Law Mission in Kosovo (EULEX) and will take up her duties today.

Ms. Joëlle Vachter, Deputy Head of EULEX Kosovo

Vachter, a French colonel, with an educational background in Law and Public Administration, has a long professional career in the French police and military. Prior to joining EULEX, Vachter was the Head of the Crisis Management Office with the Ministry of Internal Affairs in France.

The new Deputy Head of EULEX has more than twenty years of experience serving in France in the French Police, in Albania with the Multinational Advisory Police Element, and in Kosovo with KFOR.

During 12 years of her career, Vachter was posted in Germany and the Ivory Coast. Moreover, she worked for three years in the United Nations Department of Peacekeeping Operations as Staff Officer, responsible for the deployment of Special Police Units to Kosovo and East Timor.