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Civilian Perspectives or Security Strategy?

Even without foreign policy ambitions, the EU has to address concerns of partners in the world beyond Europe; the EU's activities in policy areas such as trade, agriculture, environment etc. have an impact on developing countries. What’s the difference between foreign/security policy and development cooperation? Do they have distinct roles or are common goals overarching differences in approaches? How do we define the level of distance and/or cooperation between the two policy areas? What are the issues that need to be addressed on the conceptual level, with regard to strategic planning and concerning finance?

Sven Grimm (former ODI Research Fellow, now with DIE)