10 January 2022
The overarching goal of the Initiative is to contribute to the geopolitical ambition of the European Commission to ensure the EU becomes stronger in the world. [...] What should the EU’s substantive policy priorities be in 2022 in terms of geographic The European Commission support for the production of this publication does not constitute an en- and thematic terms? dorsement of the contents which reflects the views only of the authors, and the Commission cannot be 2. [...] With this in mind, consider the Atlantic, a new focal point on low politics in the “technical” sections of the document, paradoxically, are The EU should use the Strategic Compass to devise a the fate of the industrial heartland regions in the US heartlands is a bold step in the right direction. [...] Yet enhancing the situational awareness, societal and the establishment of the AUKUS alliance - forged The EU, nonetheless, has not always entirely used the resilience and capabilities of the EU and its member behind France and the EU’s backs - suggest that the EU and its largest military powers cannot take their role potential availed by the combined weight and influence states to counter and det. [...] This internal challenge to ensure the enactment of sustainable development undermines the external effectiveness of the EU and should be continuously addressed if the EU is to project dards, democratic reform and the strengthening of rule of provisions in trade agreements, could be created.