European Union External Action

Today we start a new story.

01/11/2014 - 00:00
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"Today we start a new story. The next five years will be challenging, we are all well aware of the difficulties that lie ahead of us. Our part of the world is facing one of the most complex periods of our recent history, still I believe we have all the tools and the capacity to overcome these times of tensions and crisis, and build peace, stability and prosperity all around Europe.

Federica Mogherini, EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy and Vice President of the European Commission

It’s up to us and we have great opportunities too. Vision, political will and teamwork can make us shape a much better future. Not only for Europe, but for the rest of the world. Today I start my mandate knowing that I can build on the good lessons we can learn from the past and counting on an excellent team: in the EEAS, in the Commission, in the Council and with all Member States. We know the next five years will be a turning point: we feel the responsibility to make the European dream come true.

Generations of Europeans expect from us a new beginning. So, ready to start!"

Federica Mogherini