The EU as a Global Power: An International Agenda for Europe
Carl Bildt, Minister of Foreign Affairs (2006-14); Prime Minister of Sweden (1991-94)
Marta Dassù, Senior Director of European Affairs, The Aspen Institute; Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs, Italy (2011-14)
Chair: Bridget Kendall, Diplomatic Correspondent, BBC
The EU faces an unprecedented number of internal and external challenges in an international environment that is becoming increasingly fragile, divided and competitive. While the Lisbon Treaty paved the way for a more active foreign policy role, there are concerns over the EU’s ability to transfer its ambition and economic weight into political influence and effective action. The panel will examine the strategic challenges facing the EU over the next five years and consider how it can establish itself as a credible foreign policy and security actor.
This event is organized in association with the Konrad Adenauer Stiftung UK & Ireland Office.
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