The Baroness Ashton o Upholland
|Heich Representative o the Union for Foreign Affairs an Security Policy|
1 December 2009 – 1 November 2014
|Precedit bi||Javier Solana (Heich Representative for CFSP)|
Benita Ferrero-Waldner (Commissioner for External Relations)
|Succeedit bi||Federica Mogherini|
|First Vice Preses o the European Commission|
9 Februar 2010 – 1 November 2014
|Preses||José Manuel Barroso|
|Precedit bi||Margot Wallström|
|Succeedit bi||Frans Timmermans|
|European Commissioner for Trade|
3 October 2008 – 1 December 2009
|Preses||José Manuel Barroso|
|Precedit bi||Peter Mandelson|
|Succeedit bi||Benita Ferrero-Waldner|
|Leader o the Hoose o Lords|
Lord Preses o the Cooncil
27 Juin 2007 – 3 October 2008
|Prime Meenister||Gordon Brown|
|Precedit bi||The Baroness Amos|
|Succeedit bi||The Baroness Royall of Blaisdon|
|Born||20 Mairch 1956|
Upholland, United Kingdom
|Spoose(s)||Peter Kellner (1988–present)|
|Residence||St Albans, Unitit Kinrick|
|Alma mater||Bedford College|
Catherine Ashton, Baroness Ashton o Upholland, PC (born 20 Mairch 1956) is a Breetish Labour politeecian who in 2009 acame the Heich Representative o the Union for Foreign Affairs an Security Policy for the European Union. Unner the Treaty o Lisbon, this post is combined wi the post o Vice-Preses o the European Commission. She held this poseetion until November 2014.
Her poleetical career began in 1999 when she wis creatit a Life Peer (Baroness Ashton o Upholland) bi the Labour Govrenment. Unner this govrenment she acame the Parliamentary Unner-Secretar o State in the Depairtment for Eddication an Skills in 2001 an subsequently in the Depairtment for Constitutional Affairs an Meenistry o Justice in 2004. She scame a Privy Councillor (PC) in Mey 2006.
Catherine Ashton wis appyntit Leader o the Hoose o Lords an Lord Preses o the Cooncil in Gordon Brown’s first Cabinet in Juin 2007. She wis instrumental in steerin the EU's Treaty o Lisbon through the UK's upper chamber. In 2008, she succeedit Peter Mandelson as Commissioner for Trade in the European Commission.
In December 2009, she acame the first person tae tak on the role o Heich Representative o the Union for Foreign Affairs an Security Policy that wis creatit bi the Treaty o Lisbon. As Heich Representative, Baroness Ashton serves as the EU's foreign policy chief.
Ashton teuk a central negotiatin role in the P5+1 talks wi Iran which led tae the 2013 Geneva interim agreement on Iranian nuclear program.
References[eedit | eedit soorce]
- ↑ "Low-Profile Leaders Chosen for Top European Posts". The New York Times. 19 November 2009. Retrieved 12 Februar 2013.
- ↑ Ian Traynor (24 November 2013). "Iran nuclear talks: Lady Ashton's Geneva triumph takes centre stage". The Guardian. Retrieved 25 November 2013.
- 1956 births
- Livin fowk
- Fowk frae Lancashire
- Alumni o Bedford College (Lunnon)
- Female life peers
- Female members o the Cabinet o the Unitit Kinrick
- Labour Pairty (UK) life peers
- Leaders o the Hoose o Lairds
- Laird Preses o the Cooncil
- Members o the Privy Cooncil o the Unitit Kinrick
- Breetish European Commissioners
- Fowk frae Hertfordshire
- Fowk frae St Albans
- Fowk frae Upholland