By Chloé de Radzitzky François Fillon won the French primaries of the center-right wing parties’ primaries with 67 %. The internal affairs of the country, such as the employment, security and the economy were until now the focus points of its campaign. It is however interesting to wonder about what the former prime minister of Nicolas Sarkozy proposes regarding foreign policy; and particularly regarding to the Middle East.
The conference presented by Erwan Lannon talked about the new EU strategy introduced in June by Frédérica Moggerini. It asks the question whether this, is it really going to change something in the Mediterranean region. The presentation is divided in three parts. The first one will speak about the context and the evolution of CSFP from Maastricht to Lisbon, to end up with the strategy right after the Arab uprising. The second part will focus on a text analysis of the new European global strategy, and finally, the third part will draw out some conclusions and emphasize on the importance of including the « neighbors of the neighbors » in the new EU global strategy on foreign and security.
This week in the Press Review : “Syria: near a million people are now besieged”; “Homemade Drones: Daesh’ new weapons”; “Turkey : the law legalizing rape has been abandonned, but its spirit remains”; “The battle to uncover the truth and future of the Tunisian revolution”; and “Iran pulls the plug on Tehran art exhibition in Berlin”.