Josep Borrell, the EU’s high representative for foreign affairs, discusses the European Union’s new Indo-Pacific strategy on Thursday in Brussels. Photo: EPA-EFE Josep Borrell, the EU’s high representative for foreign affairs, discusses the European Union’s new Indo-Pacific strategy on Thursday in Brussels. Photo: EPA-EFE
Josep Borrell, the EU’s high representative for foreign affairs, discusses the European Union’s new Indo-Pacific strategy on Thursday in Brussels. Photo: EPA-EFE
Diplomacy

EU unveils Indo-Pacific strategy, and admits US’ new ‘Aukus’ alliance came as a surprise

  • Top EU diplomat ‘regrets’ not being part of arrangement between Australia, UK and US, but says effect on relations with Washington should not be ‘dramatised’
  • French foreign minister calls Australia’s sudden cancellation of a submarine contract a ‘stab in the back’ that is ‘not acceptable between allies’

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Josep Borrell, the EU’s high representative for foreign affairs, discusses the European Union’s new Indo-Pacific strategy on Thursday in Brussels. Photo: EPA-EFE Josep Borrell, the EU’s high representative for foreign affairs, discusses the European Union’s new Indo-Pacific strategy on Thursday in Brussels. Photo: EPA-EFE
Josep Borrell, the EU’s high representative for foreign affairs, discusses the European Union’s new Indo-Pacific strategy on Thursday in Brussels. Photo: EPA-EFE
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