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The European Union has a
meager track record of anticipating and containing external threats. The bloc’s
2016 Global Strategy is an attempt to rectify this situation by devising an
integrated security approach that avoids the extremes of isolationism and
interventionism. But if member countries insist on a multispeed approach
instead of true cooperation, the attempt to build EU-based security structures
General Stanislaw Koziej
The European Union plans to adopt a “Global Strategy” for its foreign and security policies (EGS) at its June 22 summit. The document is the result of years of reflection on the increasing complexity of Europe’s external relations and interconnections. A fundamental problem for the EU is that neither its individual membe...
Dr. Uwe Nerlich
Observers and politicians agree on only one thing about the European Union – that it will have to look different in five or ten years. Uncertainty about the future governance structure of the EU has never been so great. Radical scenarios of a ‘United States of Europe’ or of a return to a ‘European customs union’ both seem unlikely. However, there are many options o...
Dr. Michael Wohlgemuth