High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy

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The High Representative for Common Foreign and Security Policy is a position created by the Treaty of Lisbon, starting December 1, 2009. The position is part of the European Commission. The first person to be appointed is Cathy Ashton, Baroness Ashton of Upholland. Today it's Federica Mogherini.

Her duty is to be the face of European Union to the rest of the world, along with the President of Europe

The job is sometimes known casually a "the European Foreign Minister" but this is not correct because she is not a member of any government.