In the documents submitted to the Council – the memorandum and draft decision for the establishment of the EEAS – R & D noted that the term High Representative came to 82 times while that of “Vice President” of the Commission was mentioned only 6 times. The desire to please Member States is clear but it is also contrary to the Lisbon Treaty which formally foresees the double cap to protect the Community method in this new service. R & D will not fail to remind the highest political levels. To be continued.