Is an EU common foreign policy possible?

Yes, because most EU member states share the same values about world justice.
6% (3 votes)
Yes, because member states share an interest in an increasingly integrated European economy.
56% (29 votes)
No, because member states have different national economic and political interests.
37% (19 votes)
No, because national government leaders have different electoral interests.
2% (1 vote)
Total votes: 52

Comments

In my opinion an EU common foreign policy is possible, because member states share an interest in an increasingly integrated European economy. From the other point of view it can not gonna happen because technically they have the same purpose, but in real life all have special interests. All are trying to do the best for their countries and they have different political interest.
Total votes: 12
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I believe that the members states have different political interests, so the EU's common foreign policy can not be possible. Each state has its own political or economic interest, in most cases it does not happen that more states have the same interference. This is why it is unlikely that the EU's foreign policy will be the same in several states.
Total votes: 13
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At least at the military level, we cannot talk now about a serious EU foreign policy. Perhaps in the feature, when governments of European countries will allocate serious budgets and, when the level of integration regarding the common interests will be higher, we will be able to talk about a true foreign EU policy.
Total votes: 12
Peer vote

I am convinced that leaders of foreign countries protect their counties' economic, political and others interests or own ambitions, first of all. An EU foreign policy has four instruments and some countries use them for changing an opinion and influence other leaders. It would be greate if they always choose a diplomatic way of solving global problems instead military one. Because innocent civil people suffer. It's significant also to predicts such conflicts by economic sunctions. In this matter, it's complicated to reach common foreign policy in essensial questions with a high risks because of conflict of interests. 29 countries are members of EU but in the same time they have their own economy and try to make efficient and profitable deals with other countries.
Total votes: 8
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Under the assumption that the EU has some actorness, the Europeanization of foreign policy has become an area of interest. Member states can act through the EU structure to achieve more impact internationally, can adjust national foreign policy on the basis of EU positions, and are socialized into greater European coordination. The relationship between national and EU foreign policy is thus a significant topic of debate. Finally, governance perspectives increasingly provide insight into the organization of the CFSP. How the member states and the EU institutions collectively coordinate, define, and implement EU foreign policy is not only an important question in itself but also matters for policy outcome
Total votes: 7
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I chose the third option because I consider it the closest to reality. From my point of view, it is unlikely that all or most of the European Union states can ever agree on this major change. A common foreign policy could only be possible when states would agree to the idea that the European Union would intervene even more on national governance and this seems very difficult to accept by all member states.
Total votes: 7
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I think that's the case, because member states share an interest in an increasingly integrated European economy. Each country is interested in a broader range of counterparties, markets and opportunities for sharing resources and knowledge. This gives it and its enterprises the opportunity to continuously develop and improve. Reductions in product sales quotas and fair foreign-exchange policies will enable each country to achieve maximum efficiency and optimization, and more easily form the market price, which is often the lowest.
Total votes: 7
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A common foreign policy should be possible in the near future because of the actual context of economy which has stabilized. The key factor which delays this common foreign policy is created by the political war.
Total votes: 9
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Creating a common EU foreign and security policy will, in fact, be easier than many people suppose, because many of the 21st century’s most important issues in external relations are already European competencies. Most are issues on which any one member state, even one as significant as France or Germany, cannot hope to make a real global impact alone – only by coordinating policy at EU level will the interests of member states be advanced at all. Policies in areas such as climate change, energy policy, development aid, trade negotiations and human rights promotion are already decided at EU level. Having a High Representative to coordinate and promote this work outside the EU makes sense and actually gives all member states greater international effectiveness – the true measure of sovereignty.
Total votes: 6
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If the fact that we are sharing the same values and the same interests for economic part in EU, I think that could make a EU common foreign policy possible. Even maybe every country from the EU has his own purpose, we should not ignore that were are more the power is growing and I don`t think that it would be a bad think for the EU members to have a common foreign policy. In the century that we live it would help to became better, to have a stable future for the next generations, and to maintain collaboration between countries.
Total votes: 7
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