A conversation with Catherine Ashton, High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs & Security Policy / Vice-President of the European Commission. Moderator: Terry McCarthy, President and CEO of the Los Angeles World Affairs Council.
In November 2009, following a distinguished political career in the United Kingdom and a subsequent appointment as the European Commissioner for Trade, Catherine Ashton was appointed the European Union’s first High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy/Vice-President of the European Commission (HR/VP), a new position created under the Lisbon Treaty to make EU foreign policy more consistent and coherent. The High Representative / Vice-President is supported in her work by the European External Action Service (EEAS), formed in January 2011 by merging Commission and Council foreign policy departments and bringing in diplomats from national diplomatic services.
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