EU Policy Documents
1 Jul 2016

A Global Strategy for the European Union’s Foreign And Security Policy

The EU Global Strategy sets out the EU’s core interests and principles for engaging in the wider world and gives the Union a collective sense of direction.

“Its ambition is to make Europe stronger: an even more united and influential actor on the world stage to keep citizens safe, preserve our interests, and uphold our values. Aspects of our security need a response that combines aspects of both internal and external policies. The Strategy helps the EU become more effective in confronting challenges such as energy security, migration, climate change, violent extremism, and hybrid warfare. Because none of our countries can tackle these challenges alone, we are taking steps to solve them together.” F. Mogherini

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