EUROPEAN FOREIGN POLICY SCORECARD 2014

Multilateral Issues and Crisis Management

Events in 2013 severely tested Europe’s ability to manage both fast-moving crises and complex multilateral negotiations. Conflicts in Africa highlighted divisions over military action within the EU, as France intervened in Mali and the CAR with limited support from other member states. France and the UK continued to play a prominent role in diplomacy over Syria at the UN, but were sidelined by the US and Russia during the August–September chemical weapons crisis. EU High Representative Catherine Ashton scored a success with her management of nuclear negotiations with Iran but many other multilateral processes made little headway. There was particular disappointment about the very weak outcome of climate change talks in Warsaw in November.  [...]

 

 

Key Elements of the International System - Grade: B+
Category Unity Resources Outcome Total Grade
55 - European policy at the UN (includes UNSC, GA, HRC, and UN reform) 3/5 4/5 5/10 12/20 B-
56 - European policy in the G8, G20, IMF, WTO 4/5 4/5 7/10 15/20 B+
57 - European policy on non-proliferation and the arms trade 4/5 4/5 8/10 16/20 A-

 

International Justice - Grade: B-
Category Unity Resources Outcome Total Grade
58 – European policy  on the ICC and ad international tribunals 4/5 3/5 5/10 12/20 B-

 

Climate Change and Development - Grade: B-
Category Unity Resources Outcome Total Grade
59 – Climate change 3/5 3/5 5/10 11/20 B-
60 - Development aid 2/5 3/5 6/10 11/20 B-

 

Humanitarian Relief - Grade: B-
Category Unity Resources Outcome Total Grade
61 - Humanitarian aid 2/5 4/5 7/10 13/20 B
62 - Response to Syrian refugee crisis 2/5 3/5 5/10 10/20 C+

 

Peacekeeping - Grade: B-
Category Unity Resources Outcome Total Grade
63 - Mali and the Sahel 2/5 3/5 8/10 13/20 B
64 – Somalia 4/5 4/5 6/10 14/20 B+
65 – The Sudans, DRC and CAR 2/5 3/5 4/10 9/20 B+
66 – Afghanistan 2/5 3/5 4/10 9/20 C+