Soft power in Europe’s external relations? External cultural relations!

Gottfried Wagner for More Europe

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Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Sometimes paradoxical interventions work better than drugs: say to your best ‘enemy’: "you will fail", and he/she will mobilise all energies. In times of real danger of fragmentation of the Union, it is time to say "we need more Europe" - more mutually responsible commitment, sharing strengths, and jointly fighting the threats and weaknesses. And we need more soft power.