EU 'Ill-Prepared' For New Era Of Great Power Competition - Munich Security Report
The European Union is not prepared well for a new era marked by competition among big powers, the Munich Security Report 2019 suggested on Monday
"The European Union is particularly ill-prepared for a new era of great power competition ... There is still a long way to go to reach what [President of the European Commission] Jean-Claude Juncker called "Weltpolitikfaehigkeit" at last year's Munich Security Conference .
The report, issued ahead of the conference, suggested that the so-called "in-between" states former USSR republics that are located between Russia and Western countries were strongly impacted by the "unfolding geopolitical competition."
The conference will be held Friday through Sunday.