One year of geopolitical Commission: Time to get real

Twelve months ago, Ursula von der Leyen announced that her Commission would be a geopolitical one. This promise was a response to the crisis of multilateralism, the growing competition between the US and China, the fallout of Brexit, and the broad range of brewing and frozen conflicts in the EU’s neighbourhood. One year later, a geopolitically assertive EU is needed more than ever write Nicole Koenig and Nils Redeker on Euractiv.com. In their contribution they criticize the EU’s lack of geopolitical assertiveness and advocate a European power agenda which ties together economic and strategic sovereignty on the one hand and interests and values on the other in an intelligent way.

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