‘Quiet diplomacy’ in the EU does not seem to suit everyone: Baroness Ashton’s spokesman quits

Will the new post, called High Representative, give the EU more influence on the world stage?

‘Quiet diplomacy’ in the EU does not seem to suit everyone, at least not Lutz Guellner, spokesman for Baroness Ashton , who has quit his post.

Six weeks of quiet diplomacy with the EU’s High representative, Baroness Ashton, seems to have been too much for her chief spokesman, Lutz Guellner, who has resigned in order to take up another position within the EU. 

Heralded with much publicity and comparisons with other strong female leaders, such as Angela Merkel, Germany's Chancellor, many would argue that it remains to be seen whether Lady Ashton will ever make her mark in this role.

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