Federica Mogherini, the current European Representative for High Affairs has arguably had a faster rise to political prominence than either Merkel or Clinton, and at the age of 41 has already ascended to the highest diplomatic post in the European Union.

Quick ascent

Mogherini was born the daughter of a famous set designer, and enjoyed a childhood of minor celebrity. She went to a school with a heavy focus on languages and as such she speaks English, French, and a "little" Spanish. She maj...


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