Joint efforts on defence at EU level over the past few years have achieved more than in the course of previous decades, EU High Representative Mogherini recently said. Taken one by one, sticks can be broken. But when the same sticks are grouped in a bundle, they are unbreakable. Aesop's fable of the bundle of sticks is the opening metaphor of a recent paper in which EEAS Deputy Secretary-General Pedro Serrano provides an overview of recent initiatives, global challenges, opportunities and debates for the future.
We have one Earth… and we all share it. Many environmental challenges are global by nature, and can only be tackled through a comprehensive approach that works far beyond the borders of the EU, like the issue of climate change. As we mark World Environment Day, Climate Diplomacy Weeks are underway and several EU Delegations and partners around the world are actively doing their bit for the environment and to protect our planet.