MEPs test Mogherini as newly appointed EU Foreign Affairs chief

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Italian Foreign minister Federica Mogherini was drilled by MEPs in the European Parliament on Tuesday, testing her skills as the newly appointed EU High Representative.

Mogherini was speaking in the Parliament’s Foreign Affairs committee as Italy’s foreign minister, the country holding the rotating EU presidency. When asked about her views on the Ukrainian crisis and the EU’s relations with Russia, Mogherini said that Russia was no longer the EU’s “strategic partner”, but that it’s in the ‘EU’s interest to re-work on a way to get a partnership’ with Moscow.

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