About: EU foreign policy

Future EU 14-03-2022

CoFoE: Participants ask for increased EU intervention in Ukrainian war

Participants from the Conference on the Future of Europe met in Strasbourg to speak in front of the conference's plenary, where Ukrainian activists and MPs urged for more drastic EU intervention in Ukraine, including the implementation of a no-fly zone.
Future EU 28-02-2022

CoFoE: citizens discuss EU foreign policy and migration

The CoFoE is the EU deliberative democracy experiment where citizens are taking part in the EU policy making.
Future EU 25-02-2022

CoFoE: citizens stand with Ukraine and ask for a more united EU

EU citizens involved in the Conference on the Future of Europe (CoFoE), the EU’s democracy engagement project, are meeting this weekend (25-27 February) in Dublin, Ireland, for their final meeting before the conference plenary in April. 
EU-China 09-02-2022

With China playing the long game, Brussels is getting the short stick

It is clear that the EU must change its approach to counter China and engage in a more explicit realpolitik designed to counter Beijing’s moves, particularly in its own backyard, writes Robert Veldhuizen.
Europe's East 02-02-2022

Germany’s special path is destroying Europe

Germany's elite showing understanding for Russia's supposedly justified security concerns is a recipe for disaster when it comes to resolving the Ukraine crisis, write Elmar Brok and Christian Moos.
Europe's East 01-02-2022

A united West must safeguard Ukraine

As long as engagement and presenting a united European front is still possible on the Ukraine crisis, there remains an opportunity to give peace a chance, writes Charles Tannock.
Global Europe 03-01-2022

2022: Europe’s ‘ring of fire’ keeps smouldering

In 2022, EU foreign policy looks towards some fire fighting to salvage what is left of the once-dominant dream of building a ‘ring of friends’ from the Caucasus to the Sahara. Over the past year, Europe has woken up to...
Future EU 29-11-2021

CoFoE panels call for environmental education and migrant rights

Environmental education in EU schools and the migration crisis were high on the agenda of proposals suggested by citizens in the last two panels of the Conference on the Future of Europe.
Arctic Agenda 17-10-2021

We don’t want to see any flash points in the Arctic, EU envoy says

The EU needs to adapt how it approaches the role of China and Russia in the region, Michael Mann, EU's Special Envoy for Arctic Matters, told EURACTIV.
Global Europe 18-08-2021

EU, US and NGOs ‘deeply worried’ about Afghan women and girls

The EU and United States, together with 18 other countries, issued a joint statement on Wednesday (18 August) saying they were "deeply worried about Afghan women and girls", and urging the Taliban to ensure their safety.

Realpolitik: EU will have to talk to the Taliban, Borrell says

The EU will have to engage in talks with the Taliban to provide support to the Afghan people even if it does not recognise them as legitimate rulers of the country, EU’s chief diplomat Josep Borrell said on Tuesday (17...
Global Europe 25-06-2021

A global EU without feminism at its core is set to fail us

The EU is still rightfully seen as a global gender equality champion and, although it is not an easy task, feminism should be at the heart of its foreign policy agenda, writes Serap Altinisik.
China 10-06-2021

Cooperatively containing China

Europe must pursue a strategy of "cooperative containment" on China if it is to punch its weight on the international stage, write Peter Clever and Christian Moos.
Global Europe 08-06-2021

Hungary rejects criticism over foreign policy blockages

Hungary and Germany have publicly locked horns over how the EU's foreign policy should be conducted, after a series of Budapest-blocked joint foreign policy statements prompted the German foreign minister to complain the EU was being "held hostage" by countries that don't share its values.
Global Europe 07-06-2021

Germany slams ‘hostage-taking’ of EU’s foreign policy

The EU should abolish unanimity in its foreign policymaking and not allow itself to be "held hostage", Germany's foreign minister Heiko Maas said on Monday (7 June), after several incidents in recent months derailed the bloc's joint positions on a series of foreign policy matters.
EU-Africa 23-04-2021

Breaking the habit: a new EU approach in the Sahel

The death of Chad's strong-man president underscores the need for the EU to overhaul its strategy in the Sahel region, writes Bram Dijkstra.
Global Europe 22-04-2021

Own academy could help EU’s diplomatic service find its footing

To overcome the growing pains of its foreign policy-making, the EU needs to develop its own European Diplomatic Academy, where EU diplomats will be trained on the basis of common EU values and interests, according to a European Parliament proposal, seen by EURACTIV.

The EU needs a new approach in the Sahel

This week's G5 Sahel meeting in Chad has underscored the urgent need for a rethink of the EU's approach to the Sahel region, write Pierrette Herzberger-Fofana and Dissan Gnoumou.
Global Europe 16-02-2021

As the US sanctions Myanmar’s military leaders, the EU needs to step up its response

European leaders were quick to condemn the coup in Myanmar. Now the EU needs to follow up with concrete actions, writes Paul Donowitz.
Future EU 07-01-2021

What to expect in EU policy in 2021?

To bring you up to speed with what's coming up in EU policy this year, EURACTIV’s news team has put together a series of lookaheads for the most important issues in various policy areas, from economy and foreign affairs to energy, digital, and transport.
Global Europe 03-12-2020

How European sovereignty can survive Joe Biden

Europeans need to use the fillip to transatlantic relations brought by Joe Biden's election win to become the kind of capable partner Biden’s America will want and need, writes Jeremy Shapiro.
Global Europe 02-12-2020

Renewed EU-US alliance to focus on climate, digital, ‘strategic autonomy’

The EU’s chief diplomat Josep Borrell proposed a plan on Wednesday (2 December) for a renewed alliance between the EU and the US under President-elect, Joe Biden, based on greater climate cooperation and new efforts to smooth out commercial and digital friction.
EU-Africa 23-11-2020

Ethiopia ‘alarmed and surprised’ by EU stance on Tigray conflict

Ethiopia has been “alarmed and surprised” by the EU’s equivocal stance on the conflict between Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed’s government and the rebel leaders of the Tigray People’s Liberation Front (TPLF), the country’s EU ambassador has told EURACTIV.
Global Europe 06-11-2020

EU must draw lessons from misadventures abroad

Europe, the last herbivore in a world full of carnivores? From governments officials to European diplomats, we have heard this expression being rehashed as a bleak assessment of the EU’s foreign policy, and recent events are doing little to contradict this, writes Emile Fabre.