Reuters FRANCOIS LENOIR
The Commissioner for Foreign Affairs and Security of the European Union Josep Borrell affirmed that bridging the gap between the economic power of Europe and its geopolitical influence will be one of the main tasks of the European Union.
He wrote in his blog on the website of the European External Action Service: “Economically, there are three dominant poles: the United States, China and the European Union, but politically, the structure is more complex.”
He added, “The difficulty lies in the fact that the world order is increasingly organized through Sino-American bilateral polarity, along with the presence of important political and military powers, for example Russia or Turkey … the European Union, which carries a great economic weight, is still in the process. Becoming a political pole. “
He continued, “In a changing world, alternative narratives challenge the West in all fields … Human rights for the European Union are universal values and the cornerstone of foreign policy.”
Borrell noted that “the European Union does not have hegemonic ambitions, but it must ensure that there is no generalized relativism, whereby everyone does what he wants within his own borders.”
He stressed that “the European Union will have to act more assertively in order to advance its interests in a more connected world.”