‘While it is true that the EU’s strength lies in its values which have ensured prosperity and peace within its borders and beyond for the last 60 years, these values should not remain disconnected from interests.’
Yeo Lay Hwee – Director at the European Union Centre in Singapore
EU Global Strategy Expert Opinion - No31 - 29 February 2016
The European Union is going through a prolonged period of crisis, and as the regional and global environment becomes more challenging, the EU needs to adopt a global strategy that is pragmatic.
The EU’s Global Strategy on Foreign and Security Policy (EUGS) therefore has to start with an understanding of power, accept the realities of politics and aim towards preservation.