Photo Gallery: Tough Job for the EU's Top Diplomat
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Photo Gallery: Tough Job for the EU's Top Diplomat

European Union Foreign Policy Walking the Thin Line with Catherine Ashton

The EU's new top diplomat Catherine Ashton has only been in office for 100 days, but she is already running into stiff criticism. Her detractors claim she doesn't have enough dedication, stature or independence. But the EU's leaders chose her precisely because she lacked those qualities.
Translated from the German by Christopher Sultan