|Author (Person)||Alcaro, Riccardo, Fiott, Daniel, Poitiers, Niclas Frederic, Puglierin, Jana, Weil, Pauline, Wolff, Guntram|
|Author (Corporate)||European Commission: DG External Relations|
|Series Title||EPRS Studies|
|Series Details||PE 653.634|
|Publication Date||April 2021|
|Content Type||Research Paper, Textbook | Monograph|
The notion of European ‘strategic sovereignty’ is increasingly important in debates about the European Union. Given rapidly shifting global geopolitical and technology trends, and the seeming fragmentation of the multilateral order, the EU is being forced to confront its own position in international affairs. A number of concepts have been given life because of the deteriorating international scene including “European sovereignty”, “strategic autonomy”, “digital sovereignty”, “technological sovereignty” and “open strategic autonomy”.
However defined, there is a need to move beyond concepts and focus on the nature of economic interdependence, multilateralism and strategic partnerships. This online workshop, requested by the European Parliament’s Committee on Foreign Affairs, zoomed in on each of these elements with case studies that centre on semiconductors, the Iran nuclear deal and EU security and defence.
|Subject Categories||Politics and International Relations|
|Subject Tags||Challenges facing the European Union [EU], Multilateral Relations, Protectionism|
|International Organisations||European Union [EU]|