What difference can the European Political Community make? What to expect from the European Political Community?

Authors:Kristof Bender, Valbona Zeneli, Jiří Schneider, Aaron Korewa, Kerry Longhurst, Wojciech Przybylski, Natalia Stercul, Sergiy Gerasymchuk, Radu Albu-Comanescu, Richard Giragosian
Date:6 October 2022
Document type:Commentaries

On 6 and 7 October, the first European Political Community event will take place in Prague. The meeting will host 44 leaders of European countries including Britain, Turkey, Norway and Ukraine, and its agenda is unspecified. Sceptics point to the past failed attempts to bring about more political unity on the continent beyond the EU. However, should Britain confirm rumours to host the next summit, the EPC could become a key instrument in London’s European policy after Brexit. Without Russia on board, Europe does indeed need a new security architecture, which became a powerful driver for new forms of integration on the continent as explained in the United European Patchwork scenario from the most recent foresight report by Visegrad Insight.

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