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Position paper of The Netherlands

Committee: European Council

Topic A: A Global Strategy for the European Union’s Foreign and Security Policy

The “European Union Global Strategy” has been elaborated on the initiative of Federica Mogherini, High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy. In her introduction of this sixty page document she calls for deeper bonds between the EU member states, since the very existence of the European Union is at stake especially in the aftermath of the British referendum. The, otherwise economically strong EU, needs to evolve past its “civilian power” to a military power of its own given that terrorism and transnational crime are on the rise. “Global” being the key word of the document, the EUGS focuses on a “reformed global governance” that will allow the spread of the EU values and principles worldwide. Federica Mogherini clearly has a new vision for the EU whi...