The EU's High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, Catherine Ashton, appointed, on 22 December 2010, permanent chairs of several working groups in the Council in the fields of foreign, security and defence policy as well as crisis management.
Working Party on Africa (COAFR) - Fiona Lunny
Working Party on Human Rights (COHOM) - Engelbert Theuermann
Committee for Civilian Aspects of Crisis Management (CIVCOM) - Mika Markus Leinonen
Politico-Military Working Party (PMG) - Bert Versmessen
Working Party on Transatlantic Relations (COTRA) - Alenka Zajc Freudenstein
Working Party on the Western Balkans Region (COWEB) - Alyx Everard
Working Party on Latin America (COLAT) - Rafael Gelabert
Mashreq/Maghreb Working Party (MaMa) - John Gatt Rutter and Maja Bozovic
Middle East/Gulf Working Party (COMEM) - Sophie Kisling
Working Party on Conventional Arms Export (COARM) - Fabio della Piazza
Asia-Oceania Working Party (COASI) - Boguslaw Majewski
Working Party on Global...