Today it is difficult to imagine the Europe envisaged in the often quoted opening sentence of the 2003…read on
Under the working title ‘EU global strategy’, Europe is reformulating its outdated approach to foreign and security policy. Rather than content, however, the drafting process itself will be decisive for the initiative’s success. Only if the EU manages to get on board both national governments and the public, can the new strategy bring about a stronger EU foreign policy.
The EU should get used to an unpredictable international environment. Today’s threats can no longer be contained by international Agreements: more direct intervention in third countries is needed. At the first Dahrendorf Lecture, Wolfgang Ischinger and Robert Cooper discussed the shape of a future EU foreign policy.