Can Europe Ever be a Global Power?
Charles Grant, Director, Centre for European Reform
Discussant: Anand Menon, Professor of West European Politics and Director, European Research Institute, University of Birmingham
Chair: Dr Robin Niblett, Director, Chatham House
The speaker will argue that the EU has failed to fulfil expectations and is increasingly divided when it comes to foreign and defence policy. Furthermore, recent enlargements have made it harder for the EU to forge common foreign policies, and the lack of a common strategic culture has undermined the EU's military ambitions. Grant and Menon will ask what can be done to make the EU more effective.
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