One of the biggest EU crisis management exercises was concluded last week. "Multilayer 16", was conceived with the aim of further enhancing the EU's capacity to respond to major international crises. This exercise showed an unprecedented level of ambition, dealing with hybrid threats and using a wide range of instruments from the EU toolbox. A detailed assessment will be conducted but some concrete achievements are already clear.
The European Union must make full use of its huge potential outside its borders if it is to meet the expectations of its own citizens, and this is the main goal of the EU Global Strategy for Foreign and Security Policy, High Representative Federica Mogherini said in a keynote speech in Stockholm.
Remarks by High Representative/Vice-President Federica Mogherini at the joint press conference of the Informal Meeting of EU Ministers of Foreign Affairs (Gymnich) with Foreign Minister of Slovakia, Miroslav Lajčák