#1 - Smolensk, April 2010
#2 - Rome, November 2013
#3 - Italy, February 2014
#4 - Ukraine, July 2014
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22 February 2014
".......Federica Mogherini (16 June 1973) is an Italian politician and current Minister of Foreign Affairs. She was appointed to this post on February 22, 2014 by prime minister Matteo Renzi. She is the third woman to serve as Foreign Minister of Italy, after Emma Bonino and Susanna Agnelli.........."
17 July 2014
"........Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 (MH17/MAS17)[a] was a scheduled international passenger flight from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur that crashed on 17 July 2014. It is believed to have been shot down with a Buk surface-to-air missile. The aircraft went down near Hrabove (area under military control of Donbass People's Militia) in Donetsk Oblast, Ukraine about 40 km (25 mi) from the Ukraine–Russia border........."
16 July 2014
"........Italy pushes inexperienced minister as successor to Catherine Ashton
16 Jul 2014
Italy pushes Federica Mogherini for EU role in face of entrenched opposition from several countries in Eastern Europe said to be suspicious of country's close relationship with Moscow.........
Critics say the 41-year-old has not had nearly enough experience to fill the top European foreign affairs job and that Italy in general is too soft on Russia and too close to Vladimir Putin, in part because of its reliance on Russian natural gas for its energy supplies.
Poland, the Baltic republics and other countries in Eastern Europe are all said to be suspicious of Italy’s close trade and energy relationship with Moscow and opposed to Mrs Mogherini’s appointment.
Some Eastern European member states feel she has taken too conciliatory line with Moscow over the crisis in Ukraine.
After Italy’s EU presidency began on July 1, her first foreign trip included a visit to Moscow, where she met Mr Putin and invited him to an event in Italy in October.
Her conciliatory comments on Russia’s illegal annexation of eastern Ukraine were given a welcome reception by Itar-Tass, the state-run news agency.
So far, the only state to come out publicly against her nomination is Lithuania. “The Italian foreign minister’s candidacy will not be supported,” Algirdas Butkevicius, the Lithuanian prime minister, said on Tuesday.....".
By Nick Squires, Rome
".......According to rumors, press reports, the European Council, in view of the important number of members of the Italian Parliamentary Group of the Progressive Alliance of Socialists and Democrats in the European Parliament after the European elections 2014 in the month of July would assess the possible meaning of state Mogherini as High representative of the Union for foreign Affairs and security Policy, in the commission entrusted to Jean-Claude Juncker and supported by PSE and PPE. On 13 July 2014, the Financial Times , citing diplomatic sources the European Union, however, showed how her [of Mogherini] appointment would be opposed by a group of countries in Eastern Europe, including Latvia, Estonia, Lithuania and Poland, supporters of the reasons of Ukraine in the Ukraine-Russia crisis after Euromaidan, as she [Federica Mogherini] is the bearer of pro-Russian positions........."
"Roland Paksas was hit by the scandal in 2004. In the same year when Anders Breivik went in Lithuania to open a bank account. Roland Paksas' Order and Justice party had a special treatment inside the (alleged) Breivik's manual. Could this allude to Roland Paksas as gear wheel of the bloody mechanism which led to the Massacre in July 2011?... Or, instead, the former Lithuanian president who resigned in the same year for a scandal, was only a man framed using Anders Breivik's ideology? "... read the entire post in ---->