The term of office of the European Commission led by Ursula von der Leyen is drawing to a close. It started out with the aspiration to be a “geopolitical Commission”. But even though the administration set priorities in the COVID-19 pandemic and in the face of the Russian war against Ukraine, there is still a gap between aspiration and reality in the EU’s external action outside of acute crises.
Author: Felix Müller, European Policy Officer, Konrad Adenauer Stiftung.
This text has originally been published on the Konrad Adenauer Stiftung website.