European Institute for Asian Studies
Book Talk: ‘No Guts, No Glory’ A Foreign Policy for the European Union
  • Start04:00 PM - Sep 29 2020
  • End05:30 PM - Sep 29 2020
  • EIAS, Rue de la Loi 26, 10th Floor, B-1040 Brussels
  • +32 223 081 22
  • eias@eias.org

Introduction by the Chair:
Alberto Turkstra, Senior Associate, EIAS

Book Presentation:
Brian McDonald, former EU Ambassador to the Republic of Korea and former Head of the
European Economic and Trade Office in Taiwan

Discussant:
Erik Famaey, Senior Associate, EIAS

Followed by a Q&A session with the audience

 

On 29 September 2020, EIAS hosted the book talk “No Guts, No Glory – A Foreign Policy for the European Union”, by Mr Brian McDonald, former Head of the EU Delegation to the Republic of Korea (2006-2010) and former Head of the European Economic and Trade Office in Taiwan (2003-2006). The event was chaired by Mr Alberto Turkstra, EIAS Senior Associate and Mr Erik Famaey, EIAS Senior Associate commented on the book as a discussant.  Presentations by the speakers were followed by a Q&A session with the audience. EIAS was delighted to host its first live event since the beginning of the pandemic, respecting anti-Covid-19 measures and social distancing.

No Guts, No Glory, A Foreign Policy for the European Union” addresses copious challenges of the last decades, with a fallacious EU foreign policy as a common denominator. An EU foreign policy that should be institutionally reformed, according to Mr McDonald, through the implementation of a majority or qualified majority voting. 

 

Date: Tuesday, 29 September 2020
Time: 16:00 – 17:30
Venue: EIAS, Rue de la Loi 26, 10th Floor, B-1040 Brussels


The book analyses the strengths and weaknesses of European Union foreign policy-making by looking comprehensively at the world’s most geostrategic regions: Europe, Northeast Asia, South Asia, the Middle East, Latin America and Africa.

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