With many of the necessary tools already in place, what is needed most now for European nations to improve their security postures is the political will to follow through.
For Josep Borrell's latest contributions to The Japan Times, see below:
While some expected the European Union to dither, disagree and delay, it sprung into action at record speed to support Ukraine.
Europe must demonstrate that multilateral action can deliver for all if every country invests in it. And the new global tax agreement does just that.
Geopolitical risk is not an excuse to alter our course or reverse direction. Rather, it is an impetus to accelerate our work toward a just transition for all.
Despite much naysaying, Europeans not only stuck together during the COVID-19 crisis, but grew together, forging a more cohesive bloc.
Before two decades of diplomacy are squandered, all parties involved must step back from the precipice.
The world initially met the COVID-19 crisis in an uncoordinated fashion, with too many countries ignoring the warning signs and going it alone. It is now clear that the only way out of it is together.