The European Union has so far provided a united front against Russia’s aggression and in support of Ukraine. This has elevated the EU as a foreign and security policy actor. Yet managing manifold global and regional threats will test the EU’s ability for action and resources in the months and years to come. The war has underlined global uncertainties regarding security, energy, and food supply, among other matters. It has also accentuated strategic competition around the world. Can the EU move beyond enacting suboptimal solutions and retain its relevance as a regional and global actor? What is required of the EU in terms of its foreign policy? What kind of military capabilities does Europe need and what direction should the EU-NATO collaboration take?
Mika Aaltola, Director, FIIA
Charles Powell, Director, the Elcano Royal Institute
Niklas Helwig, Leading Researcher, FIIA
Katariina Mustasilta, Leading Researcher, FIIA
Juha Jokela, Programme Director, FIIA