January 15, 2014

The EU's Flop of a Foreign Policy

Tony Barber, Financial Times

The Associated Press

In foreign policy as in fiscal matters and business regulation, the EU likes rules, formats, labels and summits. But two of the EU’s most elaborate foreign policy initiatives – the 2008 Union for the Mediterranean and the 2009 Eastern Partnership – are faltering badly.

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