Director General for European Neighbourhood Policy And Enlargement Negotiations at the European Commission
In October 2013 Christian Danielsson was appointed Director General for Enlargement at the European Commission in Brussels.
Under the political guidance of Commissioner Johannes Hahn, Mr Danielsson manages the Neighborhood and Enlargement negotiations Directorate General within the framework set out in its mission statement.
Stockholm School of Economics, Graduate in Business Administration and Economics
2011 – 2013, Deputy Secretary General, Secretariat-General
In charge of Directorate F (Relations with the European Council/Council, International Relations and G8/G20 Co-ordination), Directorate G (Relations with the European Parliament, the Committees and General Institutional Issues) and Protocol Service.
2008 – 2010, Ambassador
Permanent Representative of Sweden to the EU.
2006 – 2008, Director, DG Enlargement
Director for Directorate B which is responsible for the three candidate countries Croatia, Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia and Turkey.
2005- 2008, Head of Unit
Head of the Turkey Unit in DG Enlargement.
2002-2005, Deputy Head of Cabinet
Deputy Head of the Cabinet of Vice President Verheugen.
1999-2002, Minister, Swedish Permanent Representation to the EU
1995-1999, Member of the Cabinet of Commissioner Anita Gradin
1992-1995, Counsellor, Swedish Permanent Delegation to the EU
1987-92, First secretary, Ministry for Foreign Affairs
1984-87, Second secretary, Swedish Delegation to the OECD
1982-84, Second Secretary, Swedish Embassy Luanda, Angola