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EU Global Strategy Expert Opinion No.22 – Daniela Schwarzer

11 February 2016
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The new EU Global Strategy on Foreign and Security Policy (EUGS) is both a necessity and an important opportunity for the European Union. It is a necessity because the EU needs to redefine its own role in a world fundamentally changed since the last strategy was devised twelve years ago. Profound power shifts, multiple conflicts, new instruments of warfare, growing instability in the EU’s neighbourhood, terrorism, as well as a reluctance of the US to engage in and with Europe, all require the Union to reassess its strategic priorities and objectives.