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mathieu bousquetMathieu Bousquet is the Head of Unit in the European Commission Directorate General for the Neighbourhood and Enlargement Negotiations (NEAR). He is responsible for DG NEAR relations with Georgia, Moldova and overall coordination on governance and economic affairs for the six countries of the Eastern Partnership. He is in charge of a portfolio of contracts of 1.5 billion EUR, including access to finance, support to SMEs and business development. He works at the crossroads between political development, policy dialogue and support assistance. Mathieu has experience in many East-European, African and Asian countries where he managed development assistance, under French and UN agencies and since 2002 EU institutions. He also led on a programme on combining governance and international trade. He holds a Msc of Agronomic sciences and a Msc of Water Engineering.