Ambassador Duško Lopandić (born in 1957) was Head of the Mission of Republic of Serbia to the EU in Brussels from 2013 to 2016. From 2011 to 2013 he served as the Assistant Foreign Minister for the EU and regional cooperation. From 2007 to 2011 he was the Ambassador of the Republic of Serbia to Portugal and Cape Verde. From 2004 to 2007, Lopandić was the Assistant Minister for Multilateral Affairs at the Ministry for Foreign Economic Relations. During the same period, he worked as the national coordinator of the Stability Pact for South Eastern Europe, the WTO negotiations, and a member of the Government Council for European integration. From 2001 to 2004, he was director of the Directorate for EU Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the FRY, and in the period 1988-1994 he worked in the mission of the SFRY / FRY to the EU in Brussels. He started working at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Yugoslavia (SFRY) in 1986. Ambassador Lopandić completed his undergraduate studies at the Faculty of Law in Belgrade, and his MA and PhD at the University of Paris I (Pantheon-Sorbonne) in the field of European Law.
Dr. Lopandić has worked with a number of research institutes in the country and has published over 100 books and scientific papers on the topics of EU, regional cooperation, and international relations. Dr. Lopandić also publishes papers on history. In 2003, he was awarded “Contribution of the Year to Europe” prize by the European Movement in Serbia.