Soft Power in Europe’s External Cultural Relations? External Cultural Relations!

Soft Power in Europe’s External Cultural Relations? External Cultural Relations!

Gottfried Wagner for More Europe

Sometimes paradoxical interventions work better than drugs: say to your best ‘enemy’: “you will fail”, and he/she will mobilise all energies. In times of real danger of fragmentation of the Union, it is time to say “we need more Europe” – more mutually responsible commitment, sharing strengths, and jointly fighting the threats and weaknesses. And we need more soft power.

Date of publication: Wednesday, February 15, 2012