European Union

EU Global Strategy Expert Opinion - No15 - 05 February 2016

EU Global Strategy Expert Opinion - No15 - 05 February 2016

Petr Kratochvíl
The Institute of International Relations, Prague

An EU Global Strategy on Foreign and Security Policy (EUGS) is something Europeans have needed for a long time. National governments still cling to the idea that they have the ability to control increasingly transnational economic forces, while also believing that regional and global problems can be solved nationally.

However, this way of thinking is naïve, futile and, indeed, outright dangerous. Only by recasting the very idea of political community can we Europeans hope to harness the power that national politics has lost, thus giving new impetus and legitimacy to the project of European integration.

 

Download (pdf) (1.38 MB)