Italian FM Mogherini may be the next EU foreign policy chief (Photo: The Official CTBTO Photostream)

Opposition to Mogherini fading in EU capital

A deal is shaping up for Italian foreign minister Federica Mogherini to become the EU's next foreign affairs chief, provided the prime minister of Poland or a Baltic leader takes up the EU Council presidency.

Several EU sources told EUobserver on Thursday (28 August) that Mogherini is increasingly certain to get the job, with EU Council chief Herman Van Rompuy working the phones to EU leaders ahead of a summit on Saturday aimed at filling the two top posts.

"If we get a Mogherini...

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