In the era of the European Union and globalization, where -like Rubik’s cube- every movement has consequences for all sides, the nation-states of the European Union are called to review ways of defining their national interests and conducting their foreign policies. In his book, From “I” to “We”: Foreign policy in the era of the European Union and globalization, Alexandros Yiannis observes that the first step in facing supranational challenges – terrorism, immigration, poverty, climate change- is to move from the “I” to the “We”. In this way, we could follow the formation of a “European raison d’etat” that will complement national interest without revoking it. In parallel, the European Union is called to evolve into an influential global actor, setting the regulation of globalization as its main target. A strong Europe, however, requires a supranational European foreign policy, thus cutting the umbilical cord of unanimous decision-making and moving forward from “I” to “We”.
||From “I” to “We”: foreign policy in the era of the European Union and globalization
||Alexandros Yiannis, fοreword by Theodoros Couloumbis