The EU´s external projection: some interpretations based on the Elcano Global Pressence Index, Iliana Olivié, Manuel García (Elcano, Spain)

in Analyses of the Elcano Royal Institute (ARI), 16 February 2018

The Elcano Global Presence Index calculates the external projection of 100 countries. Their presence is classified in three dimensions: economic, military and soft. This paper aims to analyse this presence and its evolution from different perspectives. It describes the EU’s role in the world, looking at the development of its presence by different Member States (highlighting the importance of the UK, Germany and France) and, finally, at intra-EU relations.

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