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Lady Ashton appointed as new EU foreign minister

Publié par Clifford Armion le 20/11/2009

Nicholas Watt and Ian Traynor

"In the space of a few minutes in Brussels yesterday afternoon, Cathy Ashton found herself catapulted into the international limelight as one of the world's most powerful women.

"It is a spectacular rise by any standards. Just 13 months ago she was a relatively junior member of the British cabinet, as leader of the House of Lords. In her latest role she will represent the foreign policy of half a billion EU citizens.

"Ashton will rank just behind Hillary Clinton and Angela Merkel as one of the world's most powerful women immersed in some of its most intractable problems. Her main areas will be the crisis over Iran's nuclear programme, the Middle East and Europe's fractious relations with Russia. Afghanistan will loom ever larger as the EU face greater US pressure to step up their commitments."

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"Lady Ashton appointed as new EU foreign minister", La Clé des Langues [en ligne], Lyon, ENS de LYON/DGESCO (ISSN 2107-7029), novembre 2009. Consulté le 28/09/2020. URL: http://cle.ens-lyon.fr/anglais/archives/archives-revue-de-presse/lady-ashton-appointed-as-new-eu-foreign-minister