Federica Mogherini is the current Italian Foreign Minister in the cabinet of Prime Minister Matteo Renzi. On 1 December 2014, Federica will take over from Britain's Catherine Ashton as the EU's High Representative on Foreign and Security Policy.
She is an Italian politician and member of the Democratic Party. She was a member of the Foreign Affairs and Defence Committees of the Chamber of Deputies and the President of the Italian Delegation to the NATO Parliamentary Assembly. Federica Mogherini has been active in promoting nuclear disarmament in the Italian parliament, including a successfully adopted resolution supporting the nuclear disarmament visions and plans of President Obama and UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon.
In 2014, Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi nominated Federica Mogherini to be the EU's High Representative on Foreign and Security Policy and Vice President of the Commission. On 30 August 2014 at a meeting of the European Council, she was unanimously appointed to the position. She will take up the post, subject to the approval of the European Parliament, on 1 December 2014.