Can Mogherini Turn the EU’s Diplomatic Service Around?

EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini at the European Parliament following debate on the EU's Global Strategy, Strasbourg, France, July 6, 2016 (European Union photo).
EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini at the European Parliament following debate on the EU's Global Strategy, Strasbourg, France, July 6, 2016 (European Union photo).
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With Brexit taking up most of the oxygen in Brussels these days, it was easy to miss the release last week of the Global Strategy for the European Union’s Foreign and Security Policy. Federica Mogherini—the EU’s foreign policy chief and a vice president of the European Commission, the EU’s executive branch—was tasked with developing the new strategy last June. It was drafted after extensive consultations with the commission, the European Parliament, EU member states and think tanks. Officially titled “Shared Vision, Common Action: A Stronger Europe,” the strategy outlines the foreign policy objectives of the EU and asserts the bloc’s […]

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