“Europe no longer has the means to take care of her neighborhood”
Gigi Apparently reading the title of the cat, you think that Europe can not have global diplomacy? Why? But first, what is to develop a global diplomacy?
Bertrand Badie: It was one of the key objectives of the European construction. With the third pillar first, then from Lisbon with the establishment of the High Representative and External Action Service Européene (SMAW), we sought for a decade at least make sense of integration European Regional endowing it with a diplomacy that would speak on behalf of all members of the Union.
Except that this was linked to the common diplomacy unanimity of its members, considering the kind of diplomatic expression that would be the result of national diplomacy, or the expression of a common will. For this to succeed, it needed further political integration, to give meaning to the common will be part of a unit impulse. However, this dynamic was part simultaneously in the context of enlargement, which was not conducive to consensus and in a context of crisis, which boosted again nationalisms of each State. It is not surprising under these conditions that diplomacy has failed in its claim unit, all three factors were more upset her. Continue reading