The European External Action Service was established by decision of the Council of Ministers [783 KB] on 26 July 2010 based on a proposal by the former High Representative Catherine Ashton. The European Parliament had earlier adopted a resolution on the proposal by a large majority on 8 July 2010. The EEAS was formally launched on 1 January 2011.
Decision appointing High Representative:
Proposal for Council Decision:
Please note that this list is not comprehensive and exhaustive.
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