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Jorge Domecq

Former Chief Executive of the European Defence Agency

Jorge Domecq is Head of Public Affairs and Strategic Advisor for Airbus Defence and Space. Jorge joined the Spanish Foreign Service in January 1985 and has held several high diplomatic positions throughout his career.

Jorge served as the diplomatic advisor to the Minister of Defence in 1996 before moving to become Director of the Private Office of the NATO Secretary-General from 1996-1999. Following a stint of international postings, Domecq later returned to the Ministry’s General Directorate to cover European and North American Foreign Policy, the United Nations, Global Affairs and Human Rights from 2005-2010.

In 2011, he was appointed Ambassador of Spain to the Republic of the Philippines, Republic of Palau, Republic of the Marshall Islands and to the Federated States of Micronesia, and from 2014, became Ambassador Permanent Representative of Spain to the OSCE.

Ambassador Domecq later served as Chief Executive of the European Defence Agency from 2015-2020. In February 2020, he returned to the Spanish Ministery of Foreign Affairs.

Highly decorated, he has written several articles on politico-military and defence issues in Spanish periodicals. Jorge studied Law at the University of Sevilla and is fluent in Spanish, English, French and Italian.

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Network reflections: What should we expect from the new German security strategy?

This month, Chancellor Shultz wrote, “Germans are intent on becoming the guarantor of European security that our allies expect us to be, a bridge builder within the European Union and an advocate for multilateral solutions to global problems”. But to do so requires a “new strategic culture” in Germany’s security strategy – What shifts should we expect in the new Security Strategy and where do the main challenges lie?