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The future of EU External Action: Towards integrated policy responses for global sustainable development?

Report of a high-level conference, Berlin, 1-2 March 2016

April 2016

ETTG. 2016. The future of EU External Action: Towards integrated policy responses for global sustainable development? (Report of a high-level conference, Berlin, 1-2 March 2016). Bonn etc.: European Think Tanks Group.

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This report presents a summary of a high-level conference in Berlin on 1 and 2 March 2016 that was convened by the European Think Tanks Group (ETTG). The aim of the conference was to discuss the role of the EU Global Strategy for Foreign and Security Policy and its linkage to the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

Debates during the conference confirmed that Europe’s strategy for long-term security and prosperity requires concerted action across the full range of EU external and internal policies – from trade, climate and development policy to security, defence, democracy and human rights. The Global Strategy provides a key opportunity to bring these various policy fields closer together with a view to supporting security and prosperity within Europe and globally.


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