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Opinion: Josep Borrell on the Conference on the future of Europe and what citizens want for Europe’s global role

Opinion: Josep Borrell on the Conference on the future of Europe and what citizens want for Europe’s global role

"The 'Conference on the Future of Europe' was launched in Spring this year to open a new debate with citizens to address Europe's challenges and priorities. Listening to citizens and giving them a say is also highly relevant when it comes to foreign and security policy. Citizens are expecting more from us, so we should heed their call for action and results", EU High Representative Josep Borrell wrote on his blog
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Opinion: For the EU strategic autonomy is as yet only an aspiration, but one worth pursuing

Opinion: For the EU strategic autonomy is as yet only an aspiration, but one worth pursuing

The establishment of AUKUS, and subsequent submarine dispute, has exposed once more the EU's strategic vulnerability. At present the EU has no common foreign policy and no European armed forces capability, and strategic autonomy remains an illusion. But it is not a wrong goal to pursue, argues Maximiliaan van Lange in this op-ed.

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GEU Podcast: What's going on with the OSCE? – with Dr Walter Kemp

GEU Podcast: What's going on with the OSCE? – with Dr Walter Kemp

The Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) was established in the 1990s as a multilateral security organisation for Europe and Eurasia. Following an organisational crisis this year, Will Murray speaks to Dr Walter Kemp about the organisation's history and approach to security, and what can be done to ensure its effectiveness going forward.
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GEU Podcast: What's happening with the Conference on the Future of Europe? – with Robert Micallef

GEU Podcast: What's happening with the Conference on the Future of Europe? – with Robert Micallef

The Conference on the Future of Europe is an initiative that intends to bring all the voices in the EU together to chart a course for the future of the bloc. In this episode of Global Europe Unpacked, Will Murray speaks to Robert Micallef about what’s happening with this initiative, when and how it will take place, and how EU citizens can make the most of it.
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EU Foreign Ministers to discuss transatlantic relations and resilience

EU Foreign Ministers to discuss transatlantic relations and resilience

The foreign ministers will discuss for the first time the strategic autonomy of EU foreign policy with some Nordic countries saying that this must mean more responsibility and determined promotion of the EU’s values and interests in external relations – not isolation or withdrawal from partnerships.
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GEU Podcast: How to deal with China? – with Ardi Bouwers

GEU Podcast: How to deal with China? – with Ardi Bouwers

It's becoming increasingly clear that China is too big to ignore, but how should the EU manage its relationship with this emerging superpower? In this week’s Global Europe Unpacked podcast, Will Murray speaks to sinologist Ardi Bouwers about why a collective EU strategy on China may be necessary.
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EU invites Biden to a special European Council meeting in 2021 to discuss shared priorities

EU invites Biden to a special European Council meeting in 2021 to discuss shared priorities

European Council president Charles Michel told Biden, “Now is the time to join forces. In a changing world, our partnership will be more important than ever to protect our citizens, relaunch our economies, stop global warming and create a safer world. The EU and the US will always have more impact when taking steps together.”