‘From Iran to Ukraine: Successes and Failures of Europe’s Foreign Policy in 2013’
Wednesday 12 February 2014
Venue: ECFR, 35 Old Queen Street, London SW1H 9JA
, Deputy Secretary General, EEAS
, Director, ECFR
, Head of the European Institute, LSE
Chair: Steven Erlanger, London bureau chief, The New York Times
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2013 saw some major European diplomatic successes. These include the historic Kosovo-Serbia deal, which Baroness Ashton brokered in April, and the interim deal between the E3+3 and Iran on nuclear issues which represented real progress for the European states’ decade long policy of diplomacy towards Iran.
But against the backdrop of these successes, European policies are being challenged in both the southern and eastern neighbourhood – in particular by Ukraine and the ongoing regional conflict centred on Syria.
Based on the findings of the 2014 European Foreign Policy Scorecard, this event will discuss how Europe has managed (or not) to achieve its objectives when dealing with the rest of the world and how it can better achieve common goals in 2014. The discussion will also take in the role of the UK as an independent actor in the EU’s foreign policy.