European Union Developments : Javier Solana to Step Down as Lisbon Treaty Enters Force : British Catherine Ashton to Become EU Foreign Minister

Javier Solana is going into retirement on the day, December 1, 2009, that the Lisbon Treaty is to go into forcee and the British Catherine Ashton will become the “first” EU Foreign Minister.

See the article by Andrew Rettman:
EUobserver / EU's quiet diplomat steps aside after 10 years

The European Union EU Lisbon Treaty enters into force December 1, 2009

The European Union EU Lisbon Treaty enters into force December 1, 2009.

See e.g.
Grahnlaw.