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2005 Annual Conference - The Union in question

26 September 2005

For the fourth consecutive year, Javier Solana, High Representative for the CFSP, opened the Institute's Annual Conference, held in Paris on Monday, 26 September. Advocating 'legitimization through action', he insisted on the impact of the CFSP on the European project: the EU's increased involvement in the international arena can indeed have a positive influence on its internal dynamics. During the round table held in the afternoon with the need for the EU to focus on efficiency and to demonstrate the extent to which it can be a force for good was also highlighted. Almost 200 European participants attended the conference, which has become the annual rendez-vous of the European strategic community.