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The EU’s “Global Strategy” is very much a work in progress

It was presented last week—but you could be forgiven for not noticing

By Claire Spencer  

Berlaymont, the European Commission headquarters in Brussels, Belgium on 24.06.2016 ©Wiktor Dabkowski/DPA/PA Images

Despite some prior discussion about the timing of its release, the European Union’s first “Global Strategy” was presented, as planned, to the European Council meeting in Brussels on 28th June 2016. Consultations and drafting for a revived European Foreign and Security Policy have been a year in-the-making, and under other circumstances might have provoked some lengthy reflections on the EU’s place in the…

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