About: Javier Solana

Central Europe 14-12-2015

Bokova: There was opposition in Bulgaria against membership application

Twenty years ago, on 15 December 1995, Bulgaria presented its EU membership application, ending months of uncertainty over its geopolitical aspirations. On the occasion of this anniversary, EURACTIV spoke to several political figures from that period.
Global Europe 26-08-2015

Think tank: NATO and Russia need new rules to avoid war

Russia and NATO must agree on common rules to handle unexpected military encounters to reduce the risk of inadvertently triggering a war between Moscow and the West, a group of former foreign and defence ministers said today (26 August).
Security 19-06-2015

Solana: A wake-up call for a European Defence Union

After years of focusing on the economic crisis, the European Union should become aware again that it also has other responsibilities, says former EU foreign policy chief Javier Solana in an interview with EURACTIV Germany.
Future EU 25-04-2014

Verhofstadt vows to follow Delors’ path as Commission President

Guy Verhofstadt, ALDE leader, and party candidate for the European Commission Presidency, presented his program Friday (25 April), which he said was inspired by vintage politician Jacques Delors, widely seen as the most visionary EU leader.
Global Europe 21-06-2011

Resetting EU/Turkey relations

It is time for EU-Turkey relations to be 'reset' following recent tensions,says Javier Solana. He goes on to argue that Turkish accession to the EU would enable Europe 'to become an active global player, rather than a museum'.
Global Europe 17-06-2010

A Security Strategy for the 21st Century

US President Barack Obama's security strategy is a clear departure from that of its predecessor and a decisive step towards solving the challenges of the 21st century and preparing us for the world of tomorrow, writes Javier Solana, the European Union's former High Representative for Foreign and Security Policy.

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