And after tomorrow the Federast diplomatic service comes into formation and Nanny Ashton encourages us in her address;
Europeans are united in the way they perceive foreign policy and the external action. There is consensus for more cooperation, coherence, visibility and joint action. The European Union is reshaping its capacity to respond adequately to the new challenges. At the heart of these changes is the European External Action Service (EEAS), one of the central innovations of the Lisbon Treaty that came into force on 1st December 2009.The EEAS will strengthen the impact of EU values and interests around the globe. It will enable theEU to have a more ambitious, effective, coherent and visible foreign policy. The EEAS will be our principal interface with international partners; i.e. Europe’s “eyes, ears and face” in our day-to-day dealings abroad. It will promote comprehensive policies in a strategic manner. I am convinced that the EEAS will bring new level of comprehension and cooperation in our partnerships, to the benefit of all of us.The EEAS will be set up 60 years after the adoption of the Schuman declaration, very much in its spirit.Happy Europe Day!
Pass the sick-bag, someone.