FIIA Comment

FIIA Comment 13 (2015)   

The EU global strategy on foreign and security policy:
Political direction by member states is needed in shaping Europe’s foreign policy goals

Published 19.8.2015

Niklas Helwig
The Finnish Institute of International Affairs

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In June 2015 the European Council issued a mandate for a new EU foreign policy strategy. The importance of identifying the aims and means for the EU should not be underestimated.The success of the strategy depends on the member states’ willingness to make political choices that will make the effort worthwhile.