There have been some doubters of Javier Solana's global influence, particularly as he currently appears to be hiding behind upcoming 6 month EU presidency holders such as Nicholas Sarkozy and/or Angela Merkel. I thought you might want to review this release coming from his own office last March 2007. It was about a global governance speech he had just delivered to launch a new "global governance" project with the enthusiastic cooperation of many powerful people in the USA. Nearly one year later, I wonder how that "global governance" project is coming?
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Brussels, 21 March 2007
Javier SOLANA, EU High Representative for the CFSP, launched a research initiative on global security at the Brookings Institution, Washington
Javier SOLANA, EU High Representative for the Common Foreign and Security Policy (CFSP), today delivered an introductory lecture to launch a research initiative on global security at the US think tank the Brookings Institution in Washington.
Mr Solana underlined the good relations between the EU and the US. In a broader context, as complex security challenges defy traditional approaches, Mr Solana suggested that, instead of "ad hoc" international cooperation, a universal system to address complex security challenges was needed.
"Globalization has unleashed forces that governments can neither stop nor control", Mr Solana said. Citing terrorism, non-proliferation, climate change, epidemics and failed states as problems that could not be solved by single governments alone, Mr Solana called for a revitalization of international cooperation by finding ways "to share power and think about new power". (Emphasis added)