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A Presidential guard performs a ceremonial march as protesters wave EU flags at the entrance of the Greek parliament, during a rally calling on the government to clinch a deal with its international creditors and secure Greece's future in the Eurozone, in Athens June 18, 2015. Hopes of a breakthrough at Thursday's gathering of European finance ministers, once seen as the last opportunity for an agreement, looked increasingly remote REUTERS/Yannis Behrakis

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The road back to European power

July 2015, Susi Dennison, Francois Godement, Richard Gowan, Daniel Levy, Kadri Liik, Jeremy Shapiro, et al.

The EU needs an honest assessment of its capabilities and to set limited goals behind which member states can show sustainable unity. “The road back to European power,” responds to the European Council’s green-light for stage two of European Union High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Federica Mogherini’s global strategy review. The authors assert that the EU can still act effectively in protection of its interests and values—provided that it is severely realistic in its approach.

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