The High Representative of the EU: A role that needs some change?

29 juillet 2021 European Politics

6 min

The EU’s High Representative for foreign affairs and security (HR), Josep Borrell, has gained in notoriety lately – perhaps not for the best reasons. A recent trip to Moscow turned into disaster when the EU’s chief foreign representative was ridiculed by Russia’s foreign minister, Sergej Lavrov. However, the failures of Mr. Borrell might hide a more important inadequacy of the High Representative figure.

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