European Union

Updating existing strategies or preparing new ones

Updating existing strategies or preparing new ones

In a more complex world, we need to combine traditional diplomacy and security and defence policy with being engaged in effective climate diplomacy, energy diplomacy, economic diplomacy, and cultural diplomacy. Following the launch of the EU Global Strategy we are reviewing all our policy fields to make sure our policies re aligned and reflect the realities of a rapidly changing world and the demands for greater security coming from our citizens.

The EUGS has also triggered a transformation of the way in which the EU does foreign policy in a joined up way: our full potential can only be realised if we work across policy sectors, institutions and Member States. We see this in our work on security and defence as much as on climate, energy and oceans' governance; on economic diplomacy as much as on culture in international relations, youth initiatives and human rights.