Mogherini's first 7 months: A balancing act

In an assessment of Federica Mogherini's first seven months in office, Tine E. J. Brøgger and Johanne D. Saltnes argue that she has managed to balance greater involvement of EU institutions in foreign affairs with respect for member states’ leading role.

High Representative Federica Mogherini (photo: European External Action Service via Flickr)

Federica Mogherini took over as the EU’s new High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy on 1 November 2014. Tine E. J. Brøgger and Johanne Døhlie Saltnes assess her first seven months in office, noting that while the period has been characterised by instability both within and outside Europe, she has managed to successfully balance a desire for the EU institutions to have greater involvement in foreign affairs with respect for the Member States’ leading role in specific areas such as the on-going standoff with Russia.

Federica Mogherini’s first seven months in office: a balancing act between supranational and intergovernmental decision-making

EUROPP (European Politics and Society) Blog, 24 June 2015

Published June 25, 2015 1:46 PM - Last modified June 25, 2015 1:46 PM