Ministerial role

Minister of State for Europe


The minister is responsible for European issues and NATO at the Foreign & Commonwealth Office. Responsibilities include:

  • European Union
  • Europe, including Balkans, Ukraine, Belarus and Moldova
  • Russia, South Caucasus
  • NATO and European Security
  • OSCE and Council of Europe
  • FCO relations with Parliament

Previous holders of this role

  1. The Rt Hon David Lidington CBE MP

    • 2010 to 2016


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  1. Minister for Europe Visits Edinburgh

    • Press release
  2. FCO Minister welcomes release of Khadija Ismayilova in Azerbaijan

    • News story
  3. Minister for Europe’s comments to media at the EU Foreign Affairs Council (Archived)

    • Speech
  4. Minister for Europe Speech at FT Live Summit – “Best of both worlds - Britain in a reformed EU” (Archived)

    • Speech
  5. Minister for Europe statement on recent developments in Macedonia

    • Press release
  6. Minister for Europe calls for Savchenko release

    • Press release
  7. Minister for Europe statement on Nagorno-Karabakh conflict

    • Press release
  8. UK welcomes EU-Kosovo Stabilisation and Association Agreement

    • Press release
  9. Minister for Europe welcomes the conditional release of Intigam Aliyev in Azerbaijan

    • Press release
  10. Minister for Europe condemns Istanbul bomb attack

    • Press release