Two years after the appointment of Catherine Ashton to the post of High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy and one year after the introduction of the European External Action Service (EEAS), an analysis of the (limited) results so far achieved is required.
‘ISPI Studies’ cover this issue by highlighting the drawbacks of the new EU diplomatic corps in terms of efficiency of the internal decision-making process and external representation.
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In a country long known for its tradition of tolerance, the Dutch Party for Freedom (PVV) is an outlier. Vocally Islamophobic and unapologetically Euro-skeptic, the party has risen to global prominence by embodying the rise of Europe’s growing far-right fringe. At the forefront of the PVV is Geert Wilders – a Dutch parliamentarian infamous for his uncensored criticism of Islam.
The ever sage Lord Palmerston reckoned that «The function of government is to calm, rather than to excite agitation». That rather sums up Mario Monti’s approach. In his first year in government, he fulfilled the objective very effectively only to excite a great deal of agitation over his personal role in the future as his term in government came to an end. Next year there will certainly be much excitement around Monti before he resumes his more normal calming role.
Viktor Orbán, the powerful Prime Minister of Hungary, has been making every effort at home to build an image as an European troublemaker.