Diplomat Robert Cooper, UK PSC Ambassador Angus Lapsley and ECFR's Susi Dennison, explore where and how the UK has influenced European foreign policy decision making in 2014.
UK took more action on European foreign policy than many think
In 2014 Europe found itself surrounded by crises with Russia’s annexation of Crimea and war breaking out in eastern Ukraine. Within Europe the European Parliament election results in May showed the rise of far right parties across the EU. With the general election scheduled for 7 May, the UK’s relationship with the EU is now on the line.
At the recent launch of ECFR’s European Foreign Policy Scorecard 2015 in London, Diplomat Robert Cooper, UK PSC Ambassador Angus Lapsley and ECFR's Susi Dennison explored where and how the UK has influenced European foreign policy decision making in 2014. They believe that the UK was not a leading figure such as Germany, but has still stepped up, particularly with regards to the Ukraine crisis.
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This event was organised in partnership with the European Commission Representation in the UK and the LSE European Institute.
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