1. A Global Strategy to Promote our Citizens’ Interests 13

2. The Principles Guiding our External Action 16

3. The Priorities of our External Action 18

3.1 The Security of Our Union 18

3.2 State and Societal Resilience to our East and South 23

3.3 An Integrated Approach to Conflicts and Crises 28

3.4 Cooperative Regional Orders 32

3.5 Global Governance for the 21st Century 39

4. From Vision to Action 44

The purpose, even existence, of our Union is being questioned. Yet, our citizens and the world need a strong European Union like never before. Our wider region has become more unstable and more insecure. The crises within and beyond our borders are affecting directly our citizens’ lives. In challenging times, a strong Union is one that thinks strategically, shares a vision and acts together. This is even more true after the British referendum. We will indeed have to rethink the way our Union works, but we perfectly know what to work for. We know what our principles, our interests and our priorities are. This is no time for uncertainty: our Union needs a Strategy. We need a shared vision, and common action. None of our countries has the strength nor the resources to address these threats and seize the opportunities of our time alone. But as a Union of almost half a billion citizens, our potential is unparalleled. Our diplomatic network runs …

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