Europe’s High Representative: In 4 Words


This piece is part of a series on the casting of a new High Representative. For the full collection, click here. Read Josef Janning's introductory piece here.

Communicative - the first hurdle for a high rep is to sense what member states are able to live with and sell initiatives

Strategic– just because there are no battleships and tanks at his/her disposal doesn’t mean the High Rep can be a softie

Experienced- you don’t get the top EU diplomatic job without a long strong foreign policy and government CV

Daring- the only way to fake EU foreign policy is to take the initiative

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