Luigi Soreca Said To Become New EU Ambassador

Luigi Soreca is said to become the EU’s new Ambassador to Albania. He will be replacing current EU Ambassador Romana Vlahutin, who will leave her position in August. The news of Soreca’s nomination was first reported by news outlet Syri.

Luigi Soreca is currently the Director for Security in the European Commission’s Directorate-General for Migration and Home Affairs. His Directorate is responsible for the implementation of the European Agenda for Security, the definition and development of activities from best practices to legislation, in the fight against terrorism, organised crime, corruption and other serious crimes, promotes law enforcement cooperation at European level, including through EUROPOL and CEPOL. The Directorate is also responsible the development of anti-drugs policies, including through the European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction (EMCDDA).

He was also in charge of coordinating the Visa Liberalisation Dialogues with Countries in the Western Balkans, leading to the visa liberalization in Albania in 2010.