The Presidency debate: Neighbourhood policy

Europe’s response to crises close to home is a comprehensive neighbourhood plan; a plan maximising Europe’s soft power in the short-term, to bring security and prosperity in the long-run. Resources are finite and times are changing fast. Angela Merkel says Europe must do more on its own and depend less on allies like the US and UK.

As the Maltese Presidency comes to the end of its tenure, during a time of great global upheaval, EURACTIV’s Brian Maguire walked through the neighbourhood minefield with three European lawmakers: Petras Auštrevičius, a Lithuanian MEP with the Liberals; Helmut Scholz, a German MEP with the United Left; and Sandra Kalniete, a Latvian MEP with the centre-right EPP Group.

The Presidency is a video series by EURACTIV.com, looking at the priorities of the Council Presidency.

The Presidency is supported by the Maltese Presidency.

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