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The Embassy of Luxembourg in Berlin


Address: Klingelhöferstrasse 7, Berlin, D-10785

Tel.: (+49) 30 263 95 70
Fax:(+49) 30 263 957 27

E-mail: berlin.amb@mae.etat.lu


The Ambassador

Amb. Jean-Paul Ernst Senninger

Jean-Paul Senniger, born on December 3, 1959, in Luxembourg, is a seasoned diplomat and a respected figure in international relations, currently serving as the Ambassador of Luxembourg to Germany, based in Berlin since 2022. He is married to Louise Åkerblom, and they are proud parents of two children, Joseph (born in 1988) and Julia (born in 1989).

Ambassador Senniger's academic pursuits laid a solid foundation for his distinguished career. He earned a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and Literature from Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universität in Freiburg im Breisgau (1979-1983). Further, he honed his expertise with a Master in Advanced European Studies from Collège d'Europe in Bruges, Belgium 1984.

His professional journey began in the educational sector, where he imparted knowledge as a Professor of German Language and Literature at the Athénée de Luxembourg from 1985 to 1988. His foray into the public sector saw him serve as an Attaché in the Mayor's Office of Luxembourg from 1988 to 1994. Senniger's adept skills and insights led him to the European Investment Bank in Luxembourg, where he rose from a Senior Officer to the Head of Unit between 1994 and 1999.

The turn of the millennium marked Senniger's total immersion into diplomatic services. From 1999 to 2004, he was the Premier Conseiller de Gouvernement at the Luxembourg Ministry for Foreign Affairs, Cooperation, and Defense. His diplomatic missions have been diverse and impactful, including non-resident Ambassador roles for Turkey (2002-2007) and the Holy See (2012-2018), as well as Ambassador to Spain (2004-2008) and to the United States of America, Mexico, and Canada (2008-2012). Before his current appointment, he also served as Ambassador to Thailand with co-accreditation to Singapore, Myanmar, Laos, Malaysia, Vietnam, and Indonesia (2019-2022).

In addition to his diplomatic roles, Senniger has held significant administrative positions within Luxembourg's government, notably as Secretary General of the Ministry for Foreign Affairs (2012-2013) and Secretary General of the Government (2013-2018).

Ambassador Senniger is fluent in Luxembourgish, German, French, English, Spanish, and Swedish, underscoring his global perspective and commitment to fostering international dialogue and cooperation. His career is a testament to his dedication to public service and his ability to navigate complex international landscapes with ease and expertise.

Married to Louise Åkerblom.

Two children; Joseph born in 1988 and Julia born in 1989.



The relationship between the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg and Germany is very cordial from a political, economic and cultural point of view. Members of both regional governments and parliaments are in very close contact and cooperate intensively together with regard to European affairs. Currently, around 12,800 Germans live in Luxembourg and among them, many have double nationality. The cooperation area, which is also known as the “Euroregio SaarLorLuxRhine,” is founded on an agreement between the governments of the Federal Republic of Germany, the French Republic and the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg on cooperation in the border regions, which was signed on October 16th, 1980 and whose main political body is the Greater Region Summit. The principal areas of cross-border cooperation are regional planning, labour mobility, civil defence, culture, tourism and transport.