The Swedish Government has announced changes in three new Embassies in Southeast Europe.
Lars Schmidt new Ambassador to Croatia
Mr Schmidt is currently posted in Dublin to assist the Stockholm-based Ambassador for Ireland during the Irish EU Presidency. He has previously served at the Embassy in Belgrade and at the Permanent Representation of Sweden to the EU in Brussels.
Mats Staffansson new Ambassador to Macedonia
Mr Staffansson is currently Ambassador in Riga. He has previously served at the embassies in Moscow, London, Kiev and Warsaw. He subsequently served as Ambassador in Belgrade and Warsaw. Mr Staffansson speaks Serbo-Croatian fluently.
Bosse Hedberg will leave Bosnia
Mr Hedberg, currently Ambassador to Bosnia, has been appointed Ambassador to Iceland. He has previously served at the Embassy in Tunis, the Permanent Representation of Sweden to the Council of Europe in Strasbourg and in the MFAs Department for International Law, Human Rights and Treaty Law.
There has been no announcement who will be appointed Ambassador to Bosnia after Mr Hedberg.
The Chamber of Commerce Sweden - Southeast Europe wants to thank Ambassador Hedberg for an excellent cooperation and all assistant he and his Embassy have given to members of our Chamber.
All three changes will take place in the autumn this year.