TEPSA Brief: “EU vs. Russia: A Bit More Self-Confidence Please”, Jim Cloos

TEPSA is happy to present its new policy brief “EU vs. Russia: A Bit More Self-Confidence Please”, written by Jim Cloos, TEPSA Secretary-General and former Deputy Director General for General and Institutional Policy at the General Secretariat of the Council of the European Union.


The recent bilateral contacts between Biden and Putin have led to a flurry of comments about the role of the EU. This is understandable but also a bit disheartening because it points to a lack of self-confidence on the part of the Europeans. Rather than complaining and whining, the Europeans should, when analysing the situation, also look at their own considerable appeal and potential.

Read the TEPSA brief