EUROPEAN FOREIGN POLICY SCORECARD 2015

United States

Europe’s relationship with the United States in 2014 was dominated by the Ukraine crisis and how to respond to Russia. This unexpected challenge reinvigorated the transatlantic alliance and put paid to any fear that the rebalance to Asia meant the US would no longer be committed to the security of Europe. It may also provide the framework for a new division of labour whereby the European Union plays as important a role in transatlantic security relations as NATO, while Germany takes on a greater leadership role in the alliance. [...]

 

Cooperation on European security issues - Grade: B-
Category Unity Resources Outcome Total Grade
11 – Relations with the US on NATO, arms control and Russia 3/5 4/5 8/10 15/20 B+
12 – Relations with the US on counter-terrorism 4/5 3/5 7/10 14/20 B+
13 - Relations with the US intelligence cooperation and data protection 3/5 4/5 7/10 14/20 B+
14 - Relations with the US on the Balkans and Eastern Europe 4/5 3/5 7/10 14/20 B+
 
Trade Liberalisation and overall relationship - Grade: B
Category Unity Resources Outcome Total Grade
15– Reciprocity on visa procedures with the US 3/5 3/5 6/10 12/20 B-
16 – Relations with the US on trade and investment 3/5 4/5 7/10 14/20 B+
17 – Relations with the US on economic issues 3/5 3/5 6/10 12/20 B-

 

 

Cooperation on regional and global issues - Grade: B
Category Unity Resources Outcome Total Grade
18 – Relations with the US on Syria, Northern Iraq and the wider Middle East 4/5 3/5 5/10 12/20 B-
19 – Relations with the US on Israel and Palestine 2/5 4/5 5/10 11/20 B-
20 – Relations with the US on Iran and weapons proliferation 5/5 5/5 7/10 17/20 A-
21 – Relations with the US on Asia 3/5 2/5 5/10 10/20 C+