Challenges ahead for Global Europe

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Publication Date 28/01/2014
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The year2014 ahead will be critical in determining the European Union"s standing on the global stage. The EU remains a potent international actor despite the damage to its reputation caused by the Eurozone crisis and intra-European squabbling over the best recipe for economic revival. There is no room for complacency, however. In a rapidly-changing world, as the United States reassesses its multiple foreign commitments and emerging nations, including China and India, compete for power and influence, the EU must constantly renew its foreign policy credentials or face irrelevance. A stronger commitment to building a European common defence and security policy is also necessary.

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