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15 Oct 2012

EU Global Peace Diplomacy

Steven Blockmans

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Steven Blockmans characterises the award of the Nobel Peace Prize to the EU as “a marvellous honour and a much-needed boost" for an integration project that is suffering grave economic difficulties and considerable social unrest, but he regrets that the growing role of the EU to act as a peacemaker beyond its geographical borders was not acknowledged in the award announcement.

Steven Blockmans is Senior Research Fellow at CEPS and head of the EU Foreign, Security and Neighbourhood Policies research unit.