1) Federica Mogherini is a lost cause – Matteo Renzi, Italy’s prime minister, is a man in a hurry. He plucked Federica Mogherini out of obscurity in February, when he made her foreign minister. Just four months later, he wanted to make her European Union foreign-policy chief.
Not so fast, said at least ten leaders, albeit initially in private: Mogherini lacks the experience and the gravitas for the job, and she is soft on Russia.
Mogherini did herself no favours by picking Moscow as the destination of her first trip abroad after Italy took over the rotating presidency of the EU’s Council …read more
Source: European Voice