"Mogherini's Challenge"

Roberto Toscano, Associate Senior Researcher, CIDOB


Federica Mogherini should be satisfied, and indeed she looks very happy: her path to the job of High Representative, the EU foreign policy chief, was not an easy one. In a way it was an uphill fight. In part this was due to the complex alchemies related to the sharing of the top jobs in the Union’s structure, but there were also other hurdles to overcome. Her young age, alleged lack of experience and, more ominously, the explicit accusation – picked up and broadcast by several media – of being “soft on Russia”.
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