The European Union needs an efficient and consistent common foreign and security policy. Such a policy strengthens the Union’s geopolitical position as a global factor premised on the full respect for international law, human rights, environmental care, and the protection and promotion of multilateral relations as the best way to address global challenges. This can only be achieved by means of unity, cooperation, decisiveness, reliability, and proactive initiatives.
A stronger European foreign policy should include, in addition to the EU traditional “soft power”, enhanced defence capabilities. The new geopolitical global realities and the emerging new challenges require that we ensure a more active cooperation in the area of defence, an evaluation of the EU-NATO relations, an efficient sanctions policy, and improved cooperation in the fight against terrorism.