Monday, September 7, 2015

A new global strategy is coming our way

Every now and then I take a look at what is going on with that misbegotten idea the common foreign and security policy. The one thing we can say for certain about the events of the last few weeks is that the policy has not been much in evidence and the "beneficent crisis" that the EU was hoping to use for its own purposes has turned out to be the exact opposite, throwing up the serious divisions between various countries. In fact, I am hearing complaints about the effect the migrant crisis might have on the European Union and further integration.

Regardless of all that, I am happy to say, there will be a new EU global strategy on common foreign policy, security policy drawn up by June 2016. I cannot help quoting the old saying: "we should live so long". The language of the following quote is a little odd but it comes from a Bulgarian news site and I assume that, like most Slavonic languages, Bulgarian does not have any definite or indefinite articles:
Common foreign policy and security policy will have to be more strategic and appropriate for the increasing extremism and radicalization threats.

The fight against terrorism and hybrid threats calls for a common EU response in close cooperation with NATO, the UN, the OSCE, the Council of Europe, and the African Union (AU) as well as dialogue with main international partners, the participants in the event believe.

The trend of differentiation of the southern and eastern dimension was reaffirmed in the sphere of the European neighbourhood policy, according to Ms Grozdanova [Chairperson of the Foreign Policy Committee].

The need of European neighbourhood policy being more closely tied to other instruments, among which are migration and border management, was pointed out.
You get the drift: another global strategy after many discussions and meetings, paid for by the taxpayer and paid for handsomely, after which nothing much will happen except a few more disasters that we cannot deal with. I think my idea of taking over the EU buildings and using them for migrant processing centres is a much better one.

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