EU Global Strategy Expert Opinion
We present to you a special analysis of the EU Global Strategy by the IIR Director Petr Kratochvíl. Petr Kratochvíl was among the very few top EU experts selected to provide an opinion on the new EU Global Strategy, and his commentary was published on the website of the European Commission devoted to this topic.
EU Global Strategy Expert Opinion - No15 - 05 February 2016, Petr Kratochvíl, The Institute of International Relations, Prague
"An EU Global Strategy on Foreign and Security Policy (EUGS) is something Europeans have needed for a long time. National governments still cling to the idea that they have the ability to control increasingly transnational economic forces, while also believing that regional and global problems can be solved nationally.
However, this way of thinking is naïve, futile and, indeed, outright dangerous. Only by recasting the very idea of political community can we Europeans hope to harness the power that national politics has lost, thus giving new impetus and legitimacy to the project of European integration."