Federica Mogherini: At the EU’s diplomatic helm after 5 years in politics [Profiles in Leadership]

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EU High Commissioner for Foreign Affairs Federica Mogherini speaks to the media after the meeting with the P5+1 regarding the agreement to lift sanctions on Tehran in exchange for nuclear restrictions on the sidelines of the 70th session of the United Nations General Assembly at United Nations headquarters in New York, New York,

Federica Mogherini: At the EU’s diplomatic helm after 5 years in politics [Profiles in Leadership]


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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