Last summer EU High Representative Federica Mogherini and the European External Action Service she leads were tasked to craft a new global strategy for the European Union. The latest such strategy is from the year 2003. Even though the 2003 strategy was considered successful in its time, it has obviously grown outdated. In a "more complex, more connected, but also more contested world”, it is necessary to craft a new strategy.
The presidential elections in the US will take place in November 2016, the election campaign is already running. Topics such as the promotion of the economy, migration, income distribution and the position of America worldwide divide the candidates and with them society. Is there in this election a view over the Atlantic to Europe?
Exactly seven years ago, the fall of Lehman Brothers started a crisis Europe has still to overcome. Meanwhile, China has kept growing regardless at spectacular rates. Yet the sudden devaluation of the Yuan and the Shanghai’s stockmarket turmoil signal troubles ahead for the world’s second largest (...)
Despite all the media attention it has drawn in the past twelve months, the Islamic State is hardly Europe’s main problem. It is true that together with the Eurozone’s troubles, geopolitics should be European leaders’ main worry. But the IS is only one of the reasons why Europe’s neighbourhood is aflame. Limiting our attention to it would be detrimental to the solution of other security issues. Instead, it is high time Europe had a coherent Mediterranean partnership program and a pragmatic approach to the Middle East and North Africa.
The fire had sparked with Mohamed Bouazizi, who set himself on fire and became the heroic figure for other revolution. The wind blew out the fire across many North African countries and Middle East. They called it “Arab Spring” which was very significant in awakening the people. In the Arab (...)
If Republican leadership sticks to its core values, it is likely that election results will bode well for the economic partnership of the United States and the European Union. Unfortunately, given the state of American politics, no such integrity is guaranteed. In a sweeping Nov. 5 midterm (...)
By the end of WW2 the ethnic and religious conflict become more prominent question in the front of international community. The conflict has transformed from inter-state into intra-state, making in this regard ethnic and religious conflict became major problem for the instability of the states. (...)
The question of immigration to Europe returns to the front scene at regular intervals. During the last elections in particular, Europe was described either as a strainer, or on the contrary as an open Europe. Beyond global policies, the New Federalist hereby presents a human vision of what the (...)
Since the beginning of the Ukraine crisis in December, the international community pricked up its ears to listen to China’s opinion of the on-ongoing situation. Much has been written regarding China’s stance on the issue, which considers various geo-political and economic factors. There appear to (...)
The EU and Cuba want to sign a joint economic agreement in 2015. By this, exports to Europe shall be facilitated and European investors are supposed to get a better position in case of a liberalization of the Cuban economy. Other precarious developments seem to fall behind these goals. The EU (...)