Linhart: “Foreign Policy Should Focus on Stabilization of Neighbouring Regions”

OrganizationsInternational Organizations ♦ Published: November 18, 2015; 16:30 ♦ (Vindobona)

“The European foreign policy must focus more of its attention on the neighborhood, the stabilization thereof – and in the case of the Western Balkans, their way towards the EU – has to be our European priority”, Secretary General for Austrian Foreign Affairs, Dr. Michael Linhart declared on the occasion of the 19th Europe Forum of the Austria Institute for Europe and Security Policy (AIES) in the Diplomatic Academy of Vienna

Secretary General for Foreign Affairs opened the 19th AIES Europe Forum / Picture: © Wikimedia Commons / Österreichische Außenministerium / Dragan Tatic, CC BY 2.0

The meeting revolved around the development of the EU-global strategy, the foreign policy strategy of the European Union, which the High Representative of the EU for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy is to produce in accordance with the member states in June 2016.

“In the face of the multitude of international crises there is the danger to lose sight of priorities.