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Javier Solana

Former EU High Representative for Common Foreign and Security Policy
former Secretary-General of the Council of the EU
former Secretary General of NATO

Biography

Javier Solana is President of ESADE Center for Global Economy and Geopolitics. He is also a distinguished Senior Fellow in Foreign Policy at the Brookings Institution, a Fisher Family Fellow at Harvard Kennedy School, Chair of the Aspen Institute España, Honorary President of the Centre for Human Dialogue, and a Member of the Board of the International Crisis Group and of Human Rights Watch. After serving as Spanish Foreign Minister and Secretary General of NATO, he was appointed European Union High Representative for Common Foreign and Security Policy, and Secretary-General of the Council of the EU. He holds an Honorary Degree from the London School of Economics, where he is now a Visiting Professor.

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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