Статьи, помеченные тэгом ‘Baroness Catherine Ashton’

EU Foreign Policy Chief faces critics

Friday, December 4th, 2009

The newly appointed EU High Representative, Baroness Catherine Ashton, defended her appointment speaking in Parliament on Wednesday. Some of the MEPs who quizzed her for two hours said they were disappointed that she was unable to answer any detailed policy questions. Alexander Graf Lambsdorff, a German Liberal MEP, said that Lady Ashton would have to provide better answers at a confirmation hearing in January.


European Union celebrates first day of Treaty of Lisbon

Wednesday, December 2nd, 2009

After years of political uncertainty the Treaty of Lisbon signed by EU leaders in December 2007 is finally in force. The treaty is said to cut the number of national vetoes, mainly in the area of internal affairs and justice, and to increase powers of the European Court of Justice, MEPs and the Commission. It also creates the position of EU President and foreign minister. Herman Van Rompuy and Baroness Catherine Ashton who have been appointed to the posts joined other EU officials on celebrations in Lisbon.