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EU Global Strategy Expert Opinion No.28 – Marta Dassù & Roberto Menotti

19 February 2016
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After decades of theoretical debates about ‘threats’ facing Europe, jihadist terrorism and the influx of refugees are now proving to be the disruptive factors which are forcing the EU to consider stability in and around its southern borders as a structural security issue rather than a ‘bureaucratic’ one (e.g. the EU’s Neighbourhood Policy). And given that the old distinction between internal and external security is obsolete, a Global Strategy on Foreign and Security Policy (EUGS) is needed now more than ever before.