EU an indispensable global power, Mogherini tells Munich Security Conference
EU News 30/2017
In unpredictable times, the European Union will remain a reliable and indispensable power, High Representative Federica Mogherini said today.
"In the confusion we are facing, you can be sure that the European Union will remain a stable, reliable, predictable partner for many and for security in the sense of a collective security based on cooperation. This is the way we are working, this is the way the world can count on us to continue to work," she told a panel at the 53rd Munich Security Conference, entitled 'The Transatlantic Relationship and the International Order'. Mogherini expressed her belief that, contrary to the view of many, the EU is 'in a good place' and must start to have more belief in its own strength.
"And I think ... that the European Union is much, much stronger that we Europeans realise and it is much more indispensable to Europeans and to the world than we realise most of the time. Because seen from the outside the European Union is a reliable, predictable, strong, cooperative partner for many in the world. I would say a point of reference when it comes to multilateralism, free and fair trade, human rights and rule of law, economic development, the Sustainable Development Goals, the fight against climate change – and I could continue."
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