EUROPEAN FOREIGN POLICY SCORECARD 2015

France

France is third highest leader this year, down from the top place in 2013, leading eight times instead of 12. French leadership is often of the trailblazer variety – for example on intervention in CAR and against ISIS– rather than investing in creating coalitions. It is a slacker twice.


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)Slacker
Pushing for European policy on privacy and intelligence - (13)-
Pushing for EU-US cooperation on Russia - (11)-
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)-
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)-
Differentiating in economic treatment of Israel and occupied territories - (40) -
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)Leader
Speaking out or acting on human rights violations - (47)Slacker
Working with Asian countries on maritime disputes - (52)-
Developing common EU position on Chinese investments - (45)-
Multilateral issues and crisis management
Development aid and humanitarian aid - (59)-
Taking action to address Ebola crisis - (60)Leader
Responding to crises in South Sudan and CAR - (64)Leader
Fighting climate change - (61)Leader
Supporting future security and development of Afghanistan - (65)-

 

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