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EU Global Strategy Expert Opinion No.07 – Hassan Nafaa

26 January 2016
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The EU is a unique political entity which has achieved many milestones in the realms of political and economic integration. In spite of these substantial achievements, however, European security remains the prerogative of nation states, with decisions undertaken individually on the basis of national threat perceptions.

If the EU wishes to assert itself on the international scene, as well as effectively contain rising threats to human security (such as nuclear proliferation, international terrorism, organised crime and environmental degradation), it needs to be more active in coordinating a collective security policy.