The EU’s external capabilities do not always match its financial needs. In a changing global economy, how can Europe’s economic interests align with its foreign policy goals?
As Europe faces heightened security challenges, the EU must lay out its future priorities, partners, and choices to develop its role as an autonomous international actor.
Europe has huge interests, but little influence, in the Asia-Pacific. The EU must decide what economic and political role it can play vis-à-vis its potential partners in the region.
The EU must reassess its relationship with Russia, the usefulness of its foreign policy toolbox, and the validity of the institutions that guarantee freedom on the continent.
Having struggled for years to overcome member-state ambivalence and institutional fragmentation, it is time for the EU to start punching its weight in the international arena.
In pursuit of long-term stability in its Southern neighborhood, the EU needs a new and effective strategy to protect its interests and promote its values across the region.