EU chided over diplomatic service run by Baroness Ashton

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Publication Date 24/04/2013
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Political leadership and visibility of the External Action Service could be improved if there were more coordination and synergy between it, the European Commission and the Council of the European Union, as was the intention when the functions of High Representative, Commission Vice-President and Foreign Affairs Council chair were merged, said foreign affairs Members of the European Parliament on the 23 April 2013 in their review of the EU's new diplomatic corps two years after it was set up.

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