The Netherlands Leadership in pressing a new Security Strategy in Europe
At the last European Council of the Dutch Presidency a new Strategy was presented for the EU’s external policy. As holder of the Presidency, the Netherlands has pressed for just such a joint European Security Strategy.
‘The geopolitical Security situation in Europe has changed dramatically over the past few years,’ ‘This strategy gives a fresh impetus to the EU’s Foreign policy, with an emphasis on security and resilience. If member states act in concert, like members of an orchestra, we can accelerate Europe’s responses to world events and boost the impact of our diplomatic engagement.’ highlighted Foreign Minister Bert Koenders. June 29, 2016 © The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Netherlands