Towards European Global Strategy

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Series Details May 2013
Publication Date May 2013
ISBN 978-91-7507-205-0
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The rise of the BRICS, trouble with North Korea and Syria, the decline of the US and of western rules: how should an already overstretched European Union respond? This joint report on a European Global Strategy, produced together with think tanks Elcano, IAI, UI, suggests that the EU needs to do three things to fill the global power vacuum and define the new order: salvage its internal market and leverage its economic weight; intensify cooperation with Turkey, China and Russia in a new vision of its neighbourhood; and forge an Atlantic Community to reassert the western liberal order. This report is a central product of the period of reflection initiated by the foreign ministers of Italy, Poland, Spain and Sweden in July 2012 and is designed to encourage long-term thinking in the EU's ongoing foreign policy review.

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