Ashton to present plans for diplomatic service

EU's foreign policy chief to try to secure support for EEAS from foreign ministers.

Catherine Ashton, the EU’s foreign policy chief, is to present her plans for the Union’s future diplomatic corps to member states’ foreign ministers in Cordoba, Spain, today. The European External Action Service (EEAS) will be the most controversial subject at the two-day informal meeting, at which ministers will discuss the Middle East, the Western Balkans and emerging actors in world politics such as China and Brazil.

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