Even for a politician who has built a career around delivering grace under pressure, the intensity of the campaign against Federica Mogherini mounted over the past few weeks will have been unsettling. The youngest foreign minister in Italy’s republican history has been attacked for her politics (too left-wing), her views on Ukraine (too pro-Russian), her CV (too thin) and even the writing style on her blog (too naïve).
Yet those close to Mogherini say her bid for the European Union’s top diplomatic post, that of High Representative for Foreign Affairs, is far from over. For a country which coined the term …read more
Source: European Voice