Mark Leonard, Richard Gowan
The British Council
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In December 2003, the governments of the EU agreed a tough-worded European Security Strategy, emphasising the need to spread good governance and build more effective multilateralism. Although widely welcomed, this document will prove irrelevant if it is not put into practice through concrete policies to revitalise the UN and pressure authoritarian states. The Foreign Policy Centre is publishing the first major action-plan for achieving these goals are titled Global Europe: Making the European Security Strategy Work.