EU Global Strategy. Expert Opinion
LE GLOANNEC Anne-Marie - Centre de recherches internationales (Author)
European Union Institute for Security Studies
At the turn of the millennium, the European Union deluded itself with a false sense of security. It had sought to build a ring of friends that were supposed to become prosperous and more democratic, and to filter migrants coming to Europe. By doing so, Europeans made a twin mistake: they believed that their neighbours would emulate their example, and they outsourced their migration and border policies. This, in turn, had two consequences.