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The UK was a “leader” on 11 components of European foreign policy – second only to France. It played an active role in efforts on Iran, Syria, Asian security, the Serbia-Kosovo agreement and TTIP, but it was a “slacker” on trade disputes and human rights in China.

Relations with China
Use of high-level contacts strengthen to Europe's strategic approach to China - (1)-
Asian security issues in bilateral dialogue - (7)Leader
Trade disputes with China, support for Europe's tough stance on anti-dumping investigations - (3)Slacker
Support Europe's tough line on solar panel case - (4)-
Support strong European position on Tibet, rule of law and human rights - (5)Slacker
Relations with Russia
Support European Commission in resisting Russian pressure on Eastern Partnership countries - (15)-
Relations with Russia on Energy Issues - (17)-
Support strong European position on rule of law and human rights and press freedom - (13)-
Action to pressure Russia to use its leverage to stop conflict in Syria - (19)Leader
Action to pressure Russia to use leverage to engage new Iranian government in nuclear negotiations - (19)Leader
Relations with the United States
Putting Asia on the agenda with the US - (31)-
Support pushing the US in placing the use of drones into a broader legal framework - (24)-
Pushing for TTIP - (22)Leader
Pushing for a tough European response to the Snowden revelations on US spying - (25)Slacker
Pushing for transatlantic cooperation to shape the course and outcome of the Syrian civil war - (30)Leader
Relations with Wider Europe
Support strong line on the release of Timoshenko - (41)-
Support efforts to achieve a visa-free regime with Georgia, Ukraine and Moldova - (44)-
Efforts to diversify energy supply in Europe to reduce dependency from Russia - (43)-
Steps to support opening Chapter 23 and 24 in accession negotiations with Turkey - (37)-
Support for a European position Serbia and Kosovo negotiations - (35)Leader
Relations with the Middle East and North Africa
Pushing for a clear European response to the conflict in Syria - (50) -
Pushing for a strong EU response to the military takeover in Egypt - (48)-
Pushing through agreement on eligibility occupied territories grants, prices etc. - (52)-
Pushing for comprehensive European strategy towards Iran following elections - (53) Leader
Support closer security cooperation in the North Africa region in 2013 - (47)Leader
Multilateral issues and crisis management
Increase in development aid - (60)Leader
Increase in humanitarian aid - (61)-
Steps taken to assist Syrian refugees/IDPs - (62)Leader
Steps taken to support French intervention in Mali/ support AFISMA and MINUSMA - (63)-
Support for Somalia - (64)Leader


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