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Europe’s changing priorities – Commentary: The View from Europe

Europe’s changing priorities – Commentary: The View from Europe

David Jessop

David Jessop

Published on January 23, 2016 – By David Jessop

In Europe, a far-reaching and multi-faceted policy review is underway that is likely to result in a significant change in European priorities.

This process began last June when the EU’s High Representative (effectively Europe’s foreign minister) and vice president, Federica Mogherini, was mandated by European governments to develop a new strategy on foreign and security policy.

Since then it has become clear that Mrs Mogherini has decided that what is required is a comprehensive approach that embraces every aspect of Europe’s external outreach.   Continue reading

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