It directly addresses key questions for European foreign policy: what does it mean to develop European strategic autonomy? What is the future of the transatlantic partnership under the new US administration and how to deal with the strategic competition between China and the United States? How should the EU act in the face of "new empires" that threaten to destabilise our neighbourhood? And how can it strengthen its partnerships with Africa, Latin America or the Indo-Pacific?
In tackling these questions, HR/VP Josep Borrell Fontelles addresses the main challenges facing Europe’s global role, focusing on key milestones and choices that have marked this exceptional year.
TABLE OF CONTENT
2020, European foreign policy in times of COVID-19
Is Europe too divided to have a foreign policy?
Europe’s hard and soft power
How do we ensure Europe is able to act?
The way to go for a united, resilient and sovereign Europe
European strategic complacency is not an option
The EEAS at 10: for Europe, worldwide
A global “battle of narratives”
A “Hamiltonian moment” for Europe?
COVID-19, its consequences and the European response
How COVID-19 is reshaping the world
Debt: the urgent need for a global recovery initiative
“Team Europe”: how the EU is supporting partner countries
We need a stronger World Health Organisation
No to vaccine nationalism, yes to vaccine multilateralism
Education must not fall victim to COVID-19
Let’s make the most of the new chapter in EU-US relations
The events in Washington on 6 January 2021 and what they mean for Europe
Trust and reciprocity: the necessary ingredients for EU-China cooperation
China carbon neutrality in 2060: a possible game changer for climate
The Sinatra doctrine: how the EU should deal with the US–China competition
Europe in the face of the “new empires”
The way ahead after a difficult year 2020 for EU–Turkey relations
The urgency to revive multilateralism
The EU stands with the United Nations
We need straight-talk and determined action on democracy
The complex road towards an EU Global Human Rights Sanctions Regime
Operation IRINI to enforce Libya arms embargo
Together for the security and stability of the Sahel
We need to fight Islamist terrorism together
Saving the Iran nuclear deal
Space, the new frontier of global politics 1
Cyber sanctions: time to act
The essential fight against disinformation and manipulation
Defence cooperation: how strategic perseverance will pay off
The challenges of the western Mediterranean
Libya: a glimmer of hope?
Syria: we will continue to do our part
Let us nurture the EU-Israel relationship, not gamble it
Helping rebuild Beirut and Lebanon 1
The Eastern Partnership is at the heart of EU foreign policy
Belarusians courageously demand democratic change
The EU continues to stand with the people of Belarus
Ukraine: reforms must continue
From Dayton to Brussels: working for a stable and democratic Bosnia and Herzegovina
Bosnia and Herzegovina: the migration crisis is far from over
A new start for the Belgrade-Pristina dialogue
Let’s strengthen our ties with Africa
Demonstrating Europe’s commitment to Africa
The Nile and beyond: geopolitics of water
Placing culture at the heart of our dialogue with Africa
Latin America-Europe: the ‘other’ transatlantic relationship
Venezuela: the clear urgency of a political and democratic solution
Strengthening EU-ASEAN partnership, an urgent necessity
The EU–ASEAN strategic partnership: how did that happen?
The Asian Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP): what does it mean for the EU?
India, a key partner for Europe
Why EU-Pakistan relations are so important for us
Demography and Europe in the world
2021, a year that promises to be equally challenging
Global events and key activities during first year of mandate