We believe in and defend our common European values and resolutely champion these values outside our borders: human rights, democracy, freedom and the rule of law.
The European Union was created to guarantee peace and promote prosperity. At the international level, we push to strengthen humanitarian aid, protect human rights defenders and refugees, fight poverty and inequality and stand up for peace and security.
The war in Ukraine has emphasised the importance of our shared European values and our commitment to European solidarity. We will always condemn acts that transgress the UN charter, Minsk Agreements, or international law, such as illegal wars of aggression or war crimes. We support the use of diplomatic warnings, sanctions, and military aid in the case of no foreseeable alternative to protect democracy, borders and the basic values of our Union.
Feminist foreign policy is rooted in the firm belief that all humans have the same rights and societies are more likely to live in peace and prosperity when everyone can participate in them. That’s why we are fighting to include the principle of gender equality into all EU policies. We also push to ensure gender-sensitive humanitarian aid, inclusive decision-making in economic processes, and address gender issues in climate and energy foreign policy.
Cooperation and coordination between security agencies, authorities and the police on a European level is indispensable for combatting criminal activities like money laundering, illegal trade of drugs, arms and wildlife, human trafficking and forced prostitution. We support the establishment of European agencies with the capacity to effectively stop criminal activities within Europe’s external borders.
We support the enlargement of the European Union, with the aim of accelerating the accession of Western Balkan states. We support foreign policy that is focused on the integration, democratisation, stabilisation, and reconciliation of and in the Western Balkans.