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High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy

Catherine Ashton

Following the entry into force of the Treaty of Lisbon, the European Council appointed Catherine Ashton High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy.

She chairs the Foreign Affairs Council and conducts the Common Foreign and Security Policy. Drawing on her role as Vice-President of the European Commission, she ensures the consistency and coordination of the European Union's external action.

The High Representative is assisted by the European External Action Service (EEAS).

 

 

Press releases

▪ Foreign Affairs 

▪ Common Foreign and Security Policy (CFSP) Statements 

▪ Common Security and Defence Policy (CSDP) 

 More information 

European Union External Action