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Catherine Margaret Ashton, Baroness Ashton of Upholland, PC is a British politician belonging to the Labour Party who has been the High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy of the European Union (EU) since 1 December 2009 when the post was created. She is also the First-Vice-President of the European Commission (since February 2010). She prefers to be known as Cathy Ashton.
A British Labour politician, Ashton was made a life peer in 1999 by the Labour government and held junior ministerial appointments in three government departments. She was later appointed Leader of the House of Lords and, in that role, was instrumental in steering the Treaty of Lisbon through Britain's Upper House. In 2008, she succeeded Peter Mandelson as Commissioner for Trade in the European Commission. In December 2009 she became the first person to take on the newly enlarged High Representative role for the EU as created by the Treaty of Lisbon. » Read more on Wikipedia.org

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FM's Advisor: Atmosphere of Iran-G5 1 Talks Explicit, Serious
2014-07-08
In relevant remarks on Monday, Michael Mann, the spokesman for the EU Foreign Policy Chief Catherine Ashton, announced that the negotiations underway between Iran and the Group 5 1 are being held in a constructive and positive atmosphere.
(Fars News Agency)
  1. Iran, Sextet Hold Technical Meeting in Vienna
  2. Iran, P5 1 nuclear talks intensify as deal deadline approaches
  3. "Wide Differences" Remain Between Iran, 5 1: Iranian Nuclear Negotiator

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Zarif, Ashton meet on sixth day of nuclear talks
2014-07-07
Iran's Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif and EU foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton have held a fresh round of meeting over Tehran's nuclear energy program. On Monday, Zarif and Ashton resumed discussions on the sixth day of nuclear ...
(Press TV)
  1. Iran FM, EU foreign policy chief meet on sixth day of nuclear talks
  2. Iran's Zarif, EU's Ashton Plan to Meet in Vienna Today

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Ukraine Crisis News: New Ceasefire Possible as European Countries Push ...
2014-07-06
A statement posted on the president's website announced he had told the European Union's foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton about a "proposed time and place for the talks." These are more than likely to happen inside Ukraine since Kiev argues ...
(Latin Post)
  1. As West, Russia talk truce, Poroshenko heeds Ukrainians' call to arms
  2. Ukraine troops retake rebel stronghold
  3. Ukrainian government suggests date and place for new contact group ...

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Catherine Ashton: EU je stala uz graÄ…
2014-07-06
Zamjenik predsjedavajućeg Vijeća ministara i ministar vanjskih poslova Bosne i Hercegovine Zlatko Lagumdžija primio je povodom katastrofalnih poplava koje su pogodile našu zemlju pismo potpredsjednice Evropske komisije i visoke predstavnice EU za ...
(Radio Sarajevo)
  1. BiH treba da počne sa rekonstrukcijom poplavama pogođenih područja

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Ukraine Troops Take Back Rebel Stronghold
2014-07-05
Poroshenko said he suggested a time and place for the talks during a Friday phone call with European Union foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton. He said he was waiting for the other side to confirm. The European Union and United States have threatened ...
(Voice of America)
  1. Ukraine Opens Criminal Case Against Russia's Border Service Head As ...
  2. Moscow shares UN concern over high civilian death toll from Kiev's military ...
  3. Ukraine starts criminal case against Russian Border head

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ES diplomatijos vadovė Catherine Ashton teigia palaikanti Ukrainos veiksmus ...
2014-07-04
Europos Sąjungos įgaliotinė užsienio politikai ir saugumo reikalams Catherine Ashton penktadienį po pokalbio su Ukrainos prezidentu Petro Porošenka pareiškė, kad ES palaiko Ukrainos vykdomas antiteroristines operacijas (ATO), praneša naujienų ...
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  1. P. Porošenka teikia pasiūlymą

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EU auditors slam Ashton's office for lack of efficiency
2014-07-01
Established in 2009 by the Lisbon Treaty, the (EEAS) debuted in 2011 under the authority of the High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, Lady Catherine Ashton, whose mandate is winding up. The institution is a merger of different ...
(EurActiv)
  1. 'We trust the perpetrators of this barbaric act will swiftly be brought to ...
  2. Countries want joint EU consulates, survey says
  3. Auditors criticize EU diplomatic service for shaky start

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After Israel complains, EU's Ashton slams teens' kidnapping
2014-06-17
European Union foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton condemned the kidnapping of three Israeli teenagers from Gush Etzion and called for their immediate release. Ashton's statement, issued on Tuesday – five days after the event – followed harsh ...
(Haaretz)
  1. After five days, EU condemns kidnapping of Israeli teens
  2. Five days on, EU condemns teenagers' kidnapping
  3. Israeli UN envoy to world: Where are you?

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Senior US official: Iran wants to meet July 20 deadline
2014-06-16
European foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton, left, and Iranian Foreign Minister Mohamad Javad Zarif, right, wait for the start of closed-door nuclear talks in Vienna, Austria, Wednesday, May 14, 2014. (photo credit: AP Photo/Ronald Zak) ...
(The Times of Israel)
  1. Race against the clock for Iran nuclear talks
  2. End of 2:30 hours of talk between Zarif, Ashton, Burns in Vienna
  3. Iran's Zarif, EU's Ashton to Meet in Vienna

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