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10 Dec, 46 tweets, 35 min read
Welcome to DAY 2⃣ of #PPCParis!

We're back at @SciencesPo_CEE to speak about #StrategicAutonomy in Europe!

Before we begin, make sure to catch up on everything you missed from day 1 👉 threadreaderapp.com/thread/1468915…

Today we are taking a close look at #StrategicAutonomy in a roundtable

TEPSA Secretary-General @CloosJim will discuss with @elvirefabry (@DelorsInstitute), @RoderickParkes (@dgapev), Pierre Vimont (@Carnegie_Europe), and Cyril Piquemal

@Cornelia_Woll will moderate

"There is a new awareness of the need to the EU to be a global actor, especially since 2016 when #Brexit and #Trump happened, and with a rising #China"

- @CloosJim's opening remarks to the roundtable

"We have to do three things in the EU:
1⃣ See the world as it is
2⃣ Cover all areas of policy with #StrategicAutonomy
3⃣ Come up with a methodology for SA"

- @CloosJim advocates three steps towards European Strategic Autonomy

"We have a complicated European system - there is not one single 'President of Europe', but many players. We need to take stock of this and act accordingly"

- @CloosJim on the difficulties of enacting #StrategicAutonomy, and precisely why we need it in the EU

"This is what the Americans call a 'no-brainer', then #StrategicAutonomy will strengthen the transatlantic relationship. And if the relationship deteriorates, then it is an insurance policy"

- @CloosJim on the importance of SA

"If we don't think about this, we will slide into a world that becomes an old world of 'West' vs. 'East', in which we will only be small player"

- @CloosJim, TEPSA Secretary-General at #PPCParis

"Tactics without strategy is the slowest route to victory, and strategy without tactics is the noise that precedes defeat"

- @CloosJim's conclusion on #StrategicAutonomy

If you want to hear more about #StrategicAutonomy from our Secretary-General @CloosJim you can check out the relevant episode of #EuropeChats!


@SciencesPo_CEE @sciencespo @francediplo @Europe2022FR @Europarl_FR

If you want to meet this morning's speakers you can learn more using our handy "Meet the Speakers" guide 👉 tepsa.eu/wp-content/upl…

"There is a need for innovation and adaptability: you could try to impose the EU's norms internationally, or use them to strengthen the Single Market and affect change that way'

- @RoderickParkes of @dgapev's work on #StrategicAutonomy

"'Never waste a crisis' became 'deepen integration', which leads to the maintenance of the status quo, and a lack of innovation"

- @RoderickParkes at #PPCParis

"Instead of the EU's bleak picture of the world, there are certain opportunities out there if we take them - but we don't"

- @RoderickParkes on the hurdles standing against #StrategicAutonomy

"The 'Brussels Effect' comes specifically out of the Franco-German relationship, with the French politics and German over-regulation"

- @RoderickParkes's critique of the way Brussels politics affects European action in #StrategicAutonomy

.@elvirefabry from @DelorsInstitute begins her intervention on the maturation of #StrategicAutonomy as a discussion: "it is interesting now to see the word 'sovereignty' come up in the messaging of the new German government as well as @EmmanuelMacron's speech yesterday"

"#COVID19 was a wake-up call on all the disruption we have witnessed in the functioning of supply chains, Europe's strategic dependencies, the need to diversify our supplies"

- @elvirefabry from @DelorsInstitute

"The technological rivalry between the US and China, and the willingness on both sides to develop their own standards with their partners, is a major factor in the growth in popularity of #StrategicAutonomy as a solution for Europe"

- @elvirefabry from @DelorsInstitute

"It was interesting that @EmmanuelMacron yesterday underlined that the way forward for Europe is not #protesionism or #retreat"

- @elvirefabry analyses yesterday's @Europe2022FR press conference and what it may mean for #StrategicAutonomy

We now welcome Amb. Pierre Vimont to the roundtable discussion: "I am in the comfortable position of agreeing with everything that has been said"

"Why haven't we been able to agree among the EU27 to move ahead quickly on this issue? We are moving in the right direction, certainly, but still you can't get away from a perception of unease in many Member States"

- Pierre Vimont, @Carnegie_Europe

"A lot of Member States are fearful of #StrategicAutonomy because it risks undermining @NATO, which itself risks undermining the security of Europe"

- Pierre Vimont, @Carnegie_Europe

"The big problem, though, is that when we speak of 'security', many Member States still think this should not be a competence of the EU"

- Pierre Vimont (@Carnegie_Europe), on the ever-present fears of an #EUArmy

"The world we face today is one of confrontation, of force, of leverage, of hybrid strategies. The #Belarus President is using #migration to put pressure on European borders, the #Russians sending mercenaries into #Africa"

- Pierre Vimont, @Carnegie_Europe

"Should we despair? No. But we should understand what this is all about. it is about a change of mindset, about the need for realism, about going away from the political pathology"

- Pierre Vimont from @Carnegie_Europe on how to achieve #StrategicAutonomy

"Building #StrategicAutonomy does has consequences, which we could go into at length. But the upshot is this: we need to create more trust between the EU and the Member States, we need to remove the silos between policy areas"

- Pierre Vimont, @Carnegie_Europe

"The French Presidency comes at an interesting time, when we can wrap up the #StrategicCompass. But this is only the beginning, the opening step towards European Foreign Policy"

- Pierre Vimont (@Carnegie_Europe) calls on @Europe2022FR to act on #StrategicAutonomy

After a fascinating intervention from @Carnegie_Europe's Pierre Vimont, our moderator @Cornelia_Woll opens the floor up for questions from the audience

"There is a tendency to speak too much about defensive measures - protection. You get the impression it is always about defending ourselves against the big nasty companies outside. But what are we doing to have innovation in such a context?"

- @CloosJim

"We have to dare to develop our model in a certain way. We are an old continent, and we are committed to conserving that. But we need to develop that model"

- @CloosJim spoke more about this in the #StrategicAutonomy episode of #EuropeChats


"There is no sense of 'belonging' among Europeans. Most EU citizens don't see the added value of the EU in foreign policy, so they ask why they should cede their sovereignty in #StrategicAutonomy. We need to reassure them by taking action"

- Pierre Vimont, @Carnegie_Europe

"If you look at our crisis management record so far, it's not good. If we want the citizens to feel at ease with Brussels in the external action, Brussels has to show its agility, its effectiveness, its innovation"

- Pierre Vimont, @Carnegie_Europe

"Do we have one specific enemy? In the #StrategicCompass, one objective is to discuss priorities and threats. We have enough threats not to have a specific enemy to unify us"

- @elvirefabry from @DelorsInstitute on the question of if a common enemy can unite Europeans

"Europe has always been about interdependency, which has worked well. But some Member States start to say the EU should play power politics. This would introduce a top-heavy style of politics, and countries like Poland risk being alienated"

- @RoderickParkes, @dgapev

"We are split internally, allowing #Putin and #Biden to work together without consulting the EU - because the EU doesn't have a 'foreign policy' to speak of"

- @RoderickParkes from @dgapev

After a dynamic Q&A session at the #StrategicAutonomy our moderator @Cornelia_Woll (@SciencesPo_CEE & @MaxPo_EU) closes the session noting that there is still much to do

Thanks to all our speakers for their discussion on SA

We now move on directly to the closing remarks for #PPCParis, where Olivier Rozenberg (@SciencesPo_CEE), Cyril Piquemal (@francediplo), and Chairperson of the TEPSA Board Lucia Mokrá (@ComeniusUni) will give their final thoughts on the conference

"Challenging moments bring us to new solutions: at this #PPCParis we discussed topics that are important for our future. Rule of Law, the Green Deal, macroeconomics, and the EU as a global actor to name but a few"

- Lucia Mokrá, Chairperson of the TEPSA Board

"France, as the incoming Presidency of the @EUCouncil, will lead the EU both internally and externally. It has to find a balance between the interests of the EU27, it has to establish a strategic agenda to respond to crisis"

- Lucia Mokrá, Chairperson of the TEPSA Board

"The EU has to stand, and present its strengths even more. It should be more united, more effective, and should not forget the final beneficiaries of these policies: the citizens of Europe"

- Lucia Mokrá calls on @Europe2022FR to hear the voices of European citizens

"Yesterday we gave the #TEPSARecommendations to Europeanise the French Presidency @Europe2022FR: there is always this ongoing tension within every @EUCouncil Presidency"

- Olivier Rozenberg, @SciencesPo_CEE

"This Presidency will still have a French flavour, but the EU ambition remains. @Europe2022FR will be run by experts, at the end of a Presidential term. Internal relations in the EU are good. The stars are aligning for a good Presidency"

- Olivier Rozenberg, @SciencesPo_CEE
On this note the #PPCParis closes - thanks for following our highlights or coming to join us in Paris!

And thanks to @SciencesPo_CEE for their support as co-organisers!

Thank you to all our participants from around the TEPSA Network and beyond:
Florence Haegel, @david_cvach, @NicolePirozzi, @IlkeToygur, @fsaraceno, Héctor Sánchez Margalef, @RoderickParkes, Natasha Wunsch, @Gregoire_CLD, @ThPellerin, @LouiseVanSchaik, Charlotte Halpern...
...Diane Fromage, Édouard Chrétien, @michelemchang, @GDelbosCorfield, Petr Kratochvíl, @_PaulSchmidt, @IvoBelet, Frank Schimmelfennig, Donald Wertlen, @oliviercosta, @magda_gora, @ChristianLeque3, @elvirefabry, Cyril Piquemal, Pierre Vimont, and @Cornelia_Woll
And thank you also to our TEPSA Secretary-General @CloosJim and Chairperson of the Board Lucia Mokrá for the valuable help!

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