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Anthony AGOTHA

Climate & Environment Ambassador, European External Action Service (EEAS)

Anthony AGOTHA

Anthony (Tony) Agotha (1970) is a Dutch diplomat who is currently the Special Envoy for Climate and Environment (Ambassador at large at the European External Action Service). He has extensive experience with and knowledge of European integration and EU external affairs.

At the Dutch Foreign Ministry in The Hague he was deputy director for European Integration responsible for the Dutch Presidency of the EU council (2015) and in Brussels he worked in two cabinets of the First Vice President of the European Commission (Frans Timmermans). Previously he was posted twice to the Permanent Representation of the Kingdom of the Netherlands to the European Union in Brussels. 

He studied Public Administration & Political Science at the University of Twente (1995) and wrote his Masters’ thesis as a visiting scholar on the Reagan Defense Budget ‘Running the Race’ at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC). 

Tony is married with four children (and two big dogs). He loves baseball, running, reading, and family time.