International management EU global player
Is eu a global player regarding economy, politics, military power and culture
[...] ( Released on by European Trade Commissioner Karel deGucht: http://www.nzherald.co.nz/russia/news/article.cfm?l_id=87&objectid=10686523) Image: Заголовок 1 BRAZIL Image: Содержимое 2 Important as a significant member of Mercosur, with which the EU has recently relaunched negotiations. May, 2007: the EU established a strategic partnership to further deepen its ties with Brazil. €61mio is for Brazil: to enhance bilateral relations [through sectoral dialogues, scholarship programmes and European Studies Institute] and environment. Image: Заголовок 1 RUSSIA Image: Содержимое 2 Cooperation is based on 4 specific policy areas (“common spaces”): economic issues & the environment; freedom, security & justice; external security; research & education, (incl. [...]
[...] Risk of being behind in technological area Brain drain to United States Low birth rate The ageing of the population The Economy of European Union: Weaknesses Unemployement Comparison of the evolution of the unemployment rate in the European Union with Japan and United State. Unemployment rates in EU countries, March The Economy of European Union: Weaknesses Regional inequalities Policy mix not enough adaptable Multiple budget policy (one for each state) stability and growth agreement Unique Monetary policy (BCE) Prospects for global economic leadership change in 2030 Classification No.1 Country No.2 Country Economy of scale China Europe/US Key international currency US (dollar) Europe (Euro) Financial power US Europe Science&technology US China Global gouvernance US/Europe China Source Baillot,2009 Military aspect The Common Security and Defense Policy (CSDP) Considered as one of three pillars constitutiong the European Union in 1993 in Maatricht Modifications in Nice and Amsterdam treaties In 2009 in Lisbon, the organization in 3 pillars is given up The post of High representant of the Union for foreign affairs and security policy is created The abroad policiy is depending on the unanimous of the EU council Safeguard the common values, fundamental interests, independance and integrity of the Union Strengthen the security of the Union Preserve peace and strengthen internaional security Promote international cooperation Develop and consolidate democracy and respect for human rights Role of Common Security and Defense Policy (CSDP) Limits of EU as superpower Divergence of approach between states Pro US vs pro EU NATO vs EU vs neutral countries 2 countries own the atomic bomb Financial crisis influence the military budget of the countries Before acting militarily together, we need to have the same opinion before European culture or European cultures? [...]
[...] (Instead of it: establishing of four “common spaces” – based on V.V. Putin's speech concerning close integration in various dimensions in 2003) Image: Заголовок 1 INDIA Image: Содержимое 2 1994 – Co-operation agreement – current legislative framework for cooperation which evolves through annual summits, regular ministerial and expert level meetings; 2005 – implementation of the Joint Action Plan; the Country Strategy Paper 2007-2013 (€470 mio in total – €67 mio/year): health, education and the implementation of the Joint Action Plan. [...]
[...] Several EU funding programs actively promote language learning and linguistic diversity. For Now: Culture role is limited Maastricht treaty (1993) enabled UE to have cultural actions maintenance / protection dissemination development in Europe But EU role limited to Increase cultural cooperation between member states Encourage initiatives leading to the good development of state member cultures, respecting national and regional diversity to enhance / show common inheritance For Now: Culture role is limited Means: Culture program financing and programming instrument for cultural that provides for a budget of EUR 400 million to develop transnational cultural cooperation between operators from the countries of the EU or third countries participating in the program. [...]
[...] EU, a global player ? Diplomatic and political aspects Image: Заголовок 1 Diplomatic and political aspects: intro Image: Содержимое 2 The idea of creating EU was born after WW II no idea to become a world power Pacifism, promotion of peaceful cooperation Defense of its legitimate economic and commercial interests in the international arena. Image: Заголовок 1 Current situation Image: Содержимое 2 A major challenge is to spread peace and security beyond the EU's borders The EU is developing a common foreign and security policy goal – stability, cooperation and understanding in the wider world EU also helps to make life safer within its own borders. [...]
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