Mihailo Papazoglu

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Mihailo Papazoglu
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Born1969 (age 52–53)
EducationThe Faculty of Law
Alma materBelgrade University
  • Lawyer (LL.B, LL.M)
  • Career diplomat

Mihailo Papazoglu, lawyer (LL.B, LL.M) and career diplomat, was born in 1969 in Belgrade, Serbia. He joined the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in 1996. Apart from Belgrade, he served in Strasbourg, Paris and Ottawa.


Mihailo Papazoglu graduated from the Faculty of Law (LL.B) at Belgrade University in 1994. He joined the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in 1996, where he completed the Diplomatic academy. His first post was that of Attaché/ Third Secretary. He served in several departments of the MFA and performed various duties in Serbia and abroad. In 2013 he acquired the title of Ambassador[1] and was later appointed Ambassador of the Republic of Serbia to Canada (2014-2020)[2]. He currently holds the position of European Correspondent within EU Sector in M.F.A., Belgrade.

Meanwhile, he pursued his interest in the field of law and the EU acquis through specialist EU law studies at Belgrade University, Serbia, University Nancy - 2, France and Asser Institute, The Hague, Netherlands. In 2005 he acquired Master's degree (LL.M.) in EU law at Belgrade University with his thesis on Competition Law harmonization[3][4]. Wishing to complement his knowledge about intergovernmental organizations, understanding of international relations and global trends he took part in related trainings and lectures - Cycle of Geopolitics - University Sorbonne IV - Paris, France; UN Course Civilian Staff Officer in Peace-Keeping Operations, Stockholm-Kungsangen, Sweden; NATO and PfP Seminar - Szeged, Hungary.


Present - European Correspondent, EU Sector, M.F.A.

2021 – Head for the Department for Europe, M.F.A.

2014/2020 - Ambassador of the Republic of Serbia to Canada[5]

2013/2014 - Chief of the Diplomatic Protocol, M.F.A.

2012 - Minister Counsellor, Sector for Multilateral Affairs - UN /NAM/ Peacekeeping Operations, M.F.A.

2011 - Adviser for EU Policy, Office of the Deputy Prime Minister for European integration

2009/2010 – First Counsellor, Sector for multilateral affairs, UN Directorate, M.F.A.

2007/09 - Acting Director of Serbian Cultural Center – Paris, France

2005/09 - Counsellor, Embassy of the Republic of Serbia – Paris, France[6]

2004/05 - Counsellor, Deputy Director of EU Directorate, M.F.A.

2003/04 – First Secretary, Regional Cooperation Directorate, M.F.A.

1998/2003 – Third Secretary and Vice-Consul, Permanent Mission to the Council of Europe and Consulate General of the FR of Yugoslavia in Strasbourg, France

1996/1998 – Attaché / Third Secretary, Neighboring Countries Directorate, M.F.A.


  1. Serbia, RTS, Radio televizija Srbije, Radio Television of. "Papazoglu novi ambasador u Kanadi". www.rts.rs. Retrieved 2022-01-29.
  2. "Media Advisory: Presentation of Letters of Credence at Rideau Hall". www.lelezard.com. Retrieved 2022-01-29.
  3. "Rezultati pretrage". biblioteka.pf.uns.ac.rs. Retrieved 2022-01-29.
  4. Papazoglu, Mihailo (2020). Branič (in Serbian). Belgrade: Advokatska Komora Srbije. pp. 61–76.{{cite book}}: CS1 maint: unrecognized language (link)
  5. "The Ottawa Diplomatic Association hosted its annual general meeting at the Westin Hotel. From left, Serbian Ambassador Mihailo Papazoglu, South African High Commissioner Sibongiseni Yvonne Dlamini-Mntambo, Guyanan High Commissioner Clarissa Sabita Riehl, former Zimbabwean ambassador Florence Zano Chideya, Saudi Ambassador Naif Bandir A. Alsudairy, Jamaican High Commissioner Janice Miller (president of the ODA), Macedonian Ambassador Toni Dimovski, Pakistani High Commissioner Tariq Azim Khan and Cameroon High Commissioner Solomon Anu'A Gheyle Azoh-Mbi. (Photo: Ülle Baum) : Diplomat Magazine". Retrieved 2022-01-29.
  6. "Mihailo Papazoglu : "Une grande majorité des Serbes souhaite un rapprochement avec l'Union européenne."". Touteleurope.eu (in français). 2008-03-03. Retrieved 2022-01-29.

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