Special Representative on South East Europe


Vice-President Michael Georg Link was appointed Special Representative on South East Europe in July 2022.






As Special Representative on South East Europe, Link is tasked with promoting dialogue in all segments of society, including at the parliamentary level, to encourage reconciliation in the region. Please see below for his full mandate.


  • Follow key political and other developments in the region, including with respect to political and electoral processes, institution building, regional cooperation and the evolution of the foreign policy priorities set by the countries in the region.

  • Contribute to advancing regional dialogue, in particular at the parliamentary level, in order to advance regional cooperation processes, particularly in the Western Balkans.

  • Support, as required and appropriate, the work of the OSCE Field Operations in the region.

  • Contribute to raise awareness on the important work of the OSCE Field Operations.

  • Advise the President on developments in the region which warrant the attention of the Assembly.

  • Communicate with relevant actors within the OSCE as well as PA’s Committees dealing with migration and terrorism.



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