EU external policy chief Federica Mogherini
European Union

A fragmented foreign policy leads to a weakened European Union

The Lisbon Treaty was designed to fundamentally alter the Common Foreign and Security Policy. At last, the EU was supposed to have the answer to Kissinger’s famous question: who do you call if you wish to speak with Europe? Solidarity, enhanced cooperation and streamlined decision-making were the future. At the end of the line, a stronger European Union with a new global standing awaited. […]

Ramūnas Vilpišauskas

Opinion: Managing refugee crisis and main risks

Discussions about the refugee crisis and how to solve it has moved from the European Union to the United Nations General Assembly, where most national leaders spoke about settling the conflicts in Syria and Iraq and fighting international terrorism. Among the highlights were the speeches and meeting of the presidents of the United States and Russia. […]