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Mogherini approved as College of Europe rector

Former EU policy chief’s candidacy had attracted criticism

The College of Europe appointed former EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini as its new rector, the College announced Tuesday.

  • Cristina Gonzalez and Maia De La Baume
  • Politico

An “overwhelming majority” of members of the College’s administrative council approved Mogherini’s appointment, according to one person with knowledge of the meeting.

The College confirmed to POLITICO that Mogherini’s candidacy was “approved by all participants, except one abstention.”

The school’s highest decision-making body, which is chaired by former European Council President Herman Van Rompuy and features a…

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