European Political Community: Opportunities and limitations

Authors:Hüsna Kosif, Vişne Korkmaz, Özgür Ünal Eriş, Ferhat Pirinççi, Talha Köse, Magdalena Kumelska-Koniecko
Date:9 October 2022
Document type:Commentaries

French President Emmanuel Macron introduced the idea of the European Political Community in Strasbourg on May 9, 2022, and discussions on the establishment of the Community soon commenced. The Russian invasion of Ukraine sounded the security alarm on the European continent. While the European Union continues to impose sanctions against Russia, its members are looking for ways to provide stability and protect the security of Europe, which is also facing an energy crisis following the halt of Russian energy supplies. In this respect, President Macron suggested the new community also include non-EU countries. What is the purpose of the European Political Community? Is it a realistic proposal? If the Community is formed, how will the EU’s relations with other countries included in the Community be affected? Several experts presented their opinions about these questions for SETA.

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