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Why the European Union Cannot Do Foreign Policy

Josep Borrell’s trip to Moscow confirmed the miserable state of European foreign policy, which lacks strategy and direction.

Starting with Germany, member states need to think beyond their own national interests.

  • Judy Dempsey
  • Carnegie Europe

During the last four years, the European Union had a rare chance to begin to act strategically.

Then U.S. president Donald Trump, who was dismantling American global leadership, had only scorn for the EU, NATO, transatlantic relations, and multilateral institutions.

This could have been such an opportunity for the Europeans to try and fill the international gap created by the Trump administration.

Instead, they wasted…

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