EU foreign policy chief cannot be “pro-Kremlin” – Lithuanian president in Brussels

Federica Mogherini, Catherine Ashton
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“Lithuania’s position has been and will be that it has to be an experienced person, a person capable of finding a consensus within the EU on international issues,” the Lithuanian president told journalists.

Lithuania, the other two Baltic states and Poland are critical about the candidate due to what they say lack of experience and possibly pro-Russian stance, however, diplomats maintain the Italian minister should secure additional support. If approved, she would replace Catherine Ashton of Great Britain in the position.

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