EUROPEAN FOREIGN POLICY SCORECARD 2016

Best and Worst of 2015

 

HIGHEST-SCORING COMPONENTS BY ISSUE (2015)
Component Unity Resources Strategy Impact Total Grade
15 – Diplomatic measures and sanctions against Russia 4 4 5 5 18 A
47 – Relations with Iran 4 5 5 4 18 A
58 – Relations with the US on Iran and weapons proliferation 5 5 5 3 18 A
20 – Europe’s diversification of gas-supply routes away from Russia 4 4 5 4 17 A-
27 – Relations with the eastern neighbourhood on trade 5 4 4 4 17 A-
14 – Climate change 4 4 4 4 16 A-
17 – Visa policies towards Russia 4 5 4 3 16 A-
18 – Solidarity on European security 4 4 4 4 16 A-
28 – Visa liberalisation with the eastern neighbourhood 5 4 4 3 16 A-
50 – Relations with the US on Russia and Ukraine 4 4 4 4 16 A-

 

LOWEST-SCORING COMPONENTS BY ISSUE (2015)
Component Unity Resources Strategy Impact Total Grade
41 – Regional security in the Middle East and North Africa 1 2 0 1 4 D+
37 – Rule of law, democracy, and human rights in Turkey 2 1 1 1 5 D+
62 – Trade and investment with China 1 3 1 1 6 C-
40 – Rule of law, human rights, and democracy in the Middle East and North Africa 3 1 1 1 6 C-
2 – Response to refugee arrivals in Europe 2 2 2 1 7 C-
42 – Relations with Egypt 3 1 2 1 7 C-
45 – Conflicts in Syria and Iraq 3 2 1 1 7 C-
49 – Conflict in Yemen 2 2 2 1 7 C-

 

'Leaders' and 'slackers' among EU member states
Top “leaders”   Top “slackers”  
Country # of leader rankings Country # of slacker rankings
Germany 8 Lithuania 3
Netherlands 5 Poland 3
Sweden 5 Malta 2
UK 5 Belgium 2
France 4 Bulgaria 2
Lithuania 3 Croatia 2
Poland 3 Cyprus 2
Austria 2 France 2
Czech Republic 2 Greece 2
Denmark 2 Portugal 2
Estonia 2 Romania 2
Italy 2 Slovakia 2
Latvia 2 Spain 2
Bulgaria 1 UK 2
Finland 1 Czech Republic 1
Luxembourg 1 Estonia 1
Romania 1 Finland 1
Slovakia 1 Germany 1
Spain 1 Hungary 1