Federica Mogherini set to become new EU foreign policy czar

Federica Mogherini during her confirmation hearing to become the high representative of the European Union for foreign affairs and security policy and a vice president of the European Commission. Photo by: European Commission

Italian foreign minister Federica Mogherini received unanimous approval this week to all but confirm her appointment as the European Union’s high representative for foreign and security policy and a vice president of the European Commission.

After Monday’s three-hour confirmation hearing, barely any member of the European Parliament challenged her credentials, and she is now set to become the bloc’s new foreign affairs czar if Commission President-elect Jean-Claude Juncker’s team gets the final green light in a parliamentary vote later this month.

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    Eva Donelli

    As a correspondent based in Brussels, Eva Donelli covers EU development policy issues and actors, from the EU institutions to the international NGO community. Eva was previously at the United Nations Regional Information Center for Western Europe and in the European Parliament's press office. As a freelance reporter, she has contributed to Italian and international magazines covering a wide range of issues, including EU affairs, development policy, social protection and nuclear energy. She speaks fluent English, French and Spanish in addition to her native Italian.