Catherine Ashton might be the most criticised European of the last few weeks. While the peoples in North-Africa and the Middle-East were fighting for their freedom, our High Representative for Foreign and Security Policy only managed to produce some vague statements in response. She seemed powerless to do anything more substantial. But is that entirely her own fault? The answer to that question will be given below.
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Over the last decades, many Member States of the EU have developed their own drug policy. Some for the good, some for the bad: in a recently published report of the European Commission (EC) in the so called 2010 progress review of the EU Drugs Action Plan (2009-2012), it becomes clear how many problems have emerged over the years and are still emerging every day. What should be the EU’s approach to drugs? What would be a suitable policy?
The dream of the Community’s founding fathers was, ultimately, to see the emergence of a European identity. That does not mean that European identity should replace national identities but that it should become strong enough, and be perceived as ‘inclusive’ enough by European citizens, for Europe to develop as a genuine political and economic entity. A recent proposal of the European Commission about the ‘European Heritage Label’ revivens this debate.