Ambassador Sorin Ducaru, chairman of the New Strategy Center’s Scientific Council, has been appointed Director of the EU Satellite Center (SATCEN), being the first leading position of an agency in the EU by a Romanian representative. The EU Satellite Information Center (SATCEN) is alongside European Defense Agency (EDA) and ENISA (EU Network Information Sec Agency) one of the three EU intergovernmental agencies with a role in the field of security and defense. It has specific attributions in support of common foreign and security policy decisions and actions, including EU civilian and military missions and operations, by analyzing geo-spatial information in conjunction with other relevant sources of information. The operational coordination of SATCEN is carried out through the European External Action Service (EEAS), High Representative Federica Mogherini that is also the Chairman of the SATCEN Board. The Agency also has tasks in line with the European Spatial Security dimension.Ambassador Ducaru is one of Romania’s most valuable diplomats, being a great honor for the New Strategy Center to have him aboard. He will remain part of the New Stategy Center until he takes over the new responsibilities at SATCEN.