The Transatlantic Bond in an Age of Complexity
On January 20, the Center on the United States and Europe (CUSE) at Brookings and the German Marshall Fund of the United States (GMF) hosted Federica Mogherini, EU high representative for foreign affairs and security policy, for a public address on the European Union’s foreign policy priorities. In her remarks, High Representative Mogherini explored the value of the transatlantic relationship in a volatile and interdependent world.
Federica Mogherini became high representative of the EU in November 2014. As the EU foreign policy chief, she represents the EU internationally, coordinates the work of all EU commissioners in charge of external relations portfolios, and chairs the monthly councils of EU foreign affairs ministers. Previously, HR/VP Mogherini was Italy’s minister for foreign affairs and a member of the Italian Parliament.
Brookings Vice President for Foreign Policy Martin Indyk provided introductory remarks. Following High Representative Mogherini’s remarks, GMF President Karen Donfried moderated a question and answer session.
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