EUROPEAN FOREIGN POLICY SCORECARD 2015

UK

While the UK debate on possible withdrawal from the EU reached new heights in 2014, at diplomatic level, the UK still led on 11 issues – putting it in joint second place with Sweden - and was a slacker twice. Leader rankings included TTIP, developing Russia sanctions, and countering ISIS’ advance.


Relations with Russia
Developing sanctions towards Russia - (1)Leader
Supporting strong line from DG Trade on compliance cases - (1)-
Supporting a free press in Russia - (3) & (4)-
Diversifying gas supplies away from Russia - (8) & (25)-
Relations with the United States
Pushing for successful conclusion of TTIP negotiations - (16) & (17)Leader
Pushing for European policy on privacy and intelligence - (13)Slacker
Pushing for EU-US cooperation on Russia - (11)Leader
Supporting US in easing tensions in maritime disputes - (21)-
Relations with Wider Europe
Ensuring Serbia/Kosovo deal holds - (26) & (27)-
Developing a strong European position on crisis in Bosnia - (28)Leader
Supporting democratic reforms in eastern neighbourhood, Western Balkans and Turkey - (22), (27), (28) & (31)-
Offering bilateral assistance to EAP countries - (23)Leader
Promoting cooperation between the EU and Turkey on reponse to ISIS - (33)-
Relations with the Middle East and North Africa
Remaining engaged in Libya - (37) Leader
Shaping political and/or military response to ISIS - (39)Leader
Humanitarian support to Middle East - (57)Leader
Differentiating in economic treatment of Israel and occupied territories - (40) Leader
Offering democracy support to the MENA region - (34)-
Relations with Asia & China
Coordinating EU position towards China - (44)-
Intensifying investments in and relations with India - (46)-
Speaking out or acting on human rights violations - (47)-
Working with Asian countries on maritime disputes - (52)-
Developing common EU position on Chinese investments - (45)Slacker
Multilateral issues and crisis management
Development aid and humanitarian aid - (59)Leader
Taking action to address Ebola crisis - (60)Leader
Responding to crises in South Sudan and CAR - (64)-
Fighting climate change - (61)-
Supporting future security and development of Afghanistan - (65)-

 

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