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Javier Solana

President, Esade Center for Global Economy and Geopolitics
Former EU High Representative for Common Foreign and Security Policy

Biography

Javier Solana is a distinguished fellow in foreign policy at Brookings, president of the ESADE Center for Global Economy and Geopolitics, senior fellow at the Hertie School of Governance, and chair of the Aspen Institute Spain. From 1999 to 2009 he was the EU’s high representative for common foreign and security policy and secretary general of the Council of the European Union. Before that, he served as secretary general of NATO and minister of foreign affairs of Spain. He began his career in public service as a member of parliament and held several ministerial positions.

Our finest hour

Over the coming weeks, much will be at stake collectively, and for some of us also individually. Today, uncertainty about what the post-pandemic world will look like is rife, but we do know it will be built upon the words and deeds we choose now.  

Ten reasons for a European ‘yes’

There are 10 good reasons for Europeans to support enhanced UN status for the Palestinians. There is also an eleventh reason: the 27 EU nations can show that they count on the world stage if they are able to stick together.  

Living Together in 21st Century Europe

  Cultural diversity has been a constant feature of European history, and the source of many of our greatest achievement. We propose 17 principles to help policy-makers, leaders and activists ensure that Europe benefits from migration rather than fears it.  

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Our finest hour

Over the coming weeks, much will be at stake collectively, and for some of us also individually. Today, uncertainty about what the post-pandemic world will look like is rife, but we do know it will be built upon the words and deeds we choose now.  

Ten reasons for a European ‘yes’

There are 10 good reasons for Europeans to support enhanced UN status for the Palestinians. There is also an eleventh reason: the 27 EU nations can show that they count on the world stage if they are able to stick together.  

Living Together in 21st Century Europe

  Cultural diversity has been a constant feature of European history, and the source of many of our greatest achievement. We propose 17 principles to help policy-makers, leaders and activists ensure that Europe benefits from migration rather than fears it.  

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