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EU Global Strategy Expert Opinion No.04 – Sven Biscop

20 January 2016
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The 2003 European Security Strategy (ESS) drove the agenda of the EU’s Common Foreign and Security Policy (CFSP) for about a year or two – then its impact fizzled out.

While it remains a core reference text to this day, it has little real impact on actual decision-making. If we want to avoid the same fate for the future EU Global Strategy for Foreign and Security Policy (EUGS), we have to already start thinking about the impact we want it to have.