European Union

Joining up Internal and External Policies

Joining up Internal and External Policies

Strengthening the internal/external nexus requires promoting a more joined up union. Issues such as Counter-Terrorism, Counter-Violent Extremism, Migration, Sustainable development, and Cyber security can only be addressed with a joined up approach without drawing a distinction between 'internal' and 'external' issues, which looks increasingly artificial. Many issues are both internal and external, and can be better addressed by optimising synergies and ensuring coherence between EU policies and institutions.