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 Mogherini presents EU Global Strategy

Ahead of the European Council of 28 and 29 June, High Representative Federica Mogherini sent an advance copy of the EU Global Strategy on foreign and security policy to the Member States this weekend.

Censor.NET reports citing European External Action Service.

The strategy, elaborated under the leadership of the High Representative, reflects the collective views expressed in the process and offers a strategic vision for the EU global role.

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"The purpose, even existence, of our Union is being questioned. Yet, our citizens and the world need a strong European Union like never before. In challenging times, a strong Union is one that thinks strategically, shares a vision and acts together. This is even more true after the British referendum. We will indeed have to rethink the way our Union works, but we perfectly know what to work for. We know what our principles, our interests and our priorities are. This is no time for uncertainty: our Union needs a Strategy. We need a shared vision, and common action," the strategy reads.

Federica Mogherini was mandated to prepare the new strategy by the European Council in June 2015.

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"This Global Strategy will guide us in our daily work towards a Union that truly meets its citizens' needs, hopes and aspirations; a Union that builds on the success of 70 years of peace; a Union with the strength to contribute to peace and security in our region and in the whole world," Mogherini added.

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