While it is true that any member state can veto the accession bid of another state, the EU will want to avoid any possible territorial mess within its borders.
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If the “Strategic Agenda” is the result of a lowest common denominator word-processing exercise from within the Council Secretariat, then it serves no useful purpose.
The EU lacks a common foreign policy to tackle immigration. Thus, national policies fill this gap. For this reason, political initiatives at the local level are crucial.
The situation affecting Ukraine is the worst geopolitical crisis Europe has witnessed since the end of the Cold War. It represents a serious threat to European security
The cases of Latvia and Bosnia & Herzegovina demonstrate that the effectiveness of the EU External Incentives Model has dramatically reduced since the enlargements of 2004 and 2007.
If the response to migration is for Europe to make its southern border even more dangerous to cross and to detain more migrants in ever more appalling decisions, then we have lurched in the wrong direction.
European defence policy cannot ignore economic dimensions. Falling defence budgets and rising costs mean that difficult choices are ahead for nation states, the EU, and national defence industries.
The Nobel Prize Committee appears to have missed an opportunity to identify what is most distinctive about the EU and its contribution to “fraternity among nations” – its dispute settlement system.
Europe’s increasing military shortcomings need addressing. If Europeans aspire to exert real influence over international security affairs, they must do so collectively, or not at all.
This collection of essays by Robert Cooper offers a concise yet often controversial view of Europe’s place in the new world order and of what can be done to tackle fanaticism.
The idea of civilization may have lost its importance, but understanding different civilizing processes is critical for promoting respect and trust between the diverse peoples of today’s international society.
Some political heavyweights have proclaimed that multiculturalism has failed. However, this edited collection argues that it remains the best way to conceptualise citizenship in Europe.