Welcome to EURACTIV’s Global Europe Brief, your weekly update on the EU in the global perspective. The Priorities of our External Action To promote our shared interests, adhering to clear principles, the EU will pursue five priorities. The EU 2020 biodiversity strategy responds to both mandates, setting the EU on the right track to meet its own biodiversity objectives and its global commitments. European Union Global Strategy 09 2. internal market, the EU as a global actor, migration, and democratic change. 2.2. The EU already has sophisticated chemicals laws in place, but global chemicals production is expected to double by 2030. … It defines the vital interests of the Union, outlines the principles according to which the EU will act, and sets five clear priorities that constitute an agenda for action. Detailed planning of the work to be undertaken in the next years as well as Europe is a key global player in many areas, but the world is no longer Eurocentric – nor will it be so in the future. Europeans will be fewer, older, and relatively poorer while much of the rest of the world is rising. The EFSA Strategy 2020 document will not stand in isolation. The European Commission and the EEAS are now in the process of engaging constructively with a wide range of stakeholders from across both Africa and Europe to hear their views and feedback on the proposals. The European Commission published a chemicals strategy for sustainability on 14 October 2020. The already widespread use of chemicals will also increase, including in consumer products. Even if European Union Member States pool more resources together, Europe will remain outspent on security and defence. The June 2016 presentation of the EU global strategy by the EU’s then foreign policy chief, Federica Mogherini, marked an important shift toward a global … If we want the EU to continue on the course charted by the Global Strategy, we will have to review the Global Strategy. When it comes to designing a global strategy for the EU, the distinction between foreign and security policy is tough to discern. The EU Global Strategy 2020 Sven Biscop As grand strategies go, the 2016 EU Global Strategy is a good document. Indeed, the draft already makes extensive use of existing planning and programming documents. The EU Global Strategy starts at home. Our Union has enabled citizens to enjoy unprecedented security, democracy and prosperity. As grand strategies go, the 2016 EU Global Strategy is a good document. It defines the vital interests of the Union, outlines the principles according to which the EU will act, and sets five clear priorities that constitute an agenda for action. The Security of our Union. There is an ongoing dialogue with EU member states, African partners, as well as the private sector, civil society and think thanks.