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EU defense strategy paper: the end of “soft power”

The EU wants to flex its muscles and is preparing for its future security and defense policy with a new strategy paper – and China is playing no small part in it. After all, the People’s Republic is mentioned numerous times in the draft, which is available to China.Table. On Monday, the document was already discussed in the Council of EU Foreign and Defense Ministers. The path is clear: In the future, the EU needs to be much more than a “soft power”, as EU Foreign Affairs High Representative Josep Borrell has put it.

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