Revising Europe’s Strategy
The crisis over Ukraine has given reason for a lot of soul-searching within the EU. Not only has its neighbourhood policy been set on a collision course with Russia. The logic of its entire security and defence policy based upon non-territorial threats and the absence of major wars has become challenged. The preparation of the new foreign and security policy strategy recently launched by High Representative Federica Mogherini has to deal with questions essential to Europe’s security. Is the EU’s toolbox in security and defence policy still sufficient in the current political environment? What should the EU do to safeguard its political credibility in an ever more tense regional competition?
Opening remarks and chair: Teija Tiilikainen, Director, the Finnish Institute of International Affairs
Welcoming remarks: Kare Halonen, State Secretary for EU Affairs at the Prime Minister’s Office and Chair of the Board of the Finnish Institute of International Affairs
Antonio Missiroli, Director, the European Union Institute for Security Studies
Georgij Alafuzoff, Director, Intelligence Directorate, European Union Military Staff
Piritta Asunmaa, Ambassador, Representative to the EU’s Political and Security Committee, Permanent Representation of Finland to the EU
Michael Haltzel, Visiting Senior Fellow, the Finnish Institute of International Affairs