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EU foreign policy RIP

Matthew Karnitschnig is POLITICO’s chief Europe correspondent.

Josep Borrell’s trip to Russia marked the end of Europe’s geopolitical ambitions

European foreign policy died in Moscow last week.

The burial will be held at sea this spring, some 35 fathoms under the Baltic, where a towering Russian vessel called “Fortuna” is laying the final section of the 1,230 kilometer-long Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline between Russia and Germany.

While the end of Europe’s geopolitical ambitions was long in coming, the coup de grâce was a jaw-dropper, if only because it was self-inflicted.

In what is being called “the humiliation” in…

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