Peace Process : There has been a marked lack of progress in the Middle East in recent times, with Europeans struggling to make themselves heard.
Pierre Vimont is a senior fellow at Carnegie Europe, a think tank specialising in European foreign policy analysis. He served as the special envoy for the French initiative for a Middle East Peace Conference from March 2016 to January 2017. Prior to joining Carnegie, Vimont was the first executive secretary-general of the European External Action Service (2010–2015). During his 38 year diplomatic career with the French foreign service, he served as ambassador to the USA (2007–2010), ambassador to the European Union (1999–2002), and chief of staff to three former French foreign ministers.