|Author (Person)||Grevi, Giovanni|
|Publisher||Fundación para las Relaciones Internacionales y el Diálogo Exterior [FRIDE]|
|Series Title||FRIDE - Europe and the World order|
|Series Details||Nº140, November 2012|
|Content Type||Journal | Series | Blog, Overview|
The foreign ministers of Italy, Poland, Spain and Sweden launched an informal reflection process on a ‘European Global Strategy’(EGS) at the end of July 2012. They entrusted four national think tanks with the implementation of the initiative. Almost a decade since the adoption of the European Security Strategy (ESS) in 2003, their purpose is to take a step forward and help define a broader agenda for Europe on the global stage. The process will entail an inclusive debate leading to the delivery of a report in May 2013, possibly paving the way for progress at the official level towards the adoption of a new EU strategic document.
This contribution argues that the EGS initiative is a timely one notwithstanding the crisis testing the political resilience of the European Union (EU) and can help bolster the response to it with a new statement of purpose for the EU. It also calls for a progressive global strategy that aims to anticipate and shape change as opposed to resisting it and seeking to preserve the status quo.
|Subject Categories||Politics and International Relations|
|Countries / Regions||Europe|