Issue 503 | 21 October 2019

In our latest issue, Federica Mogherini, the EU’s High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, tells us why the EU’s emphasis on international cooperation is not only relevant but crucial.

Continuing our look at EU foreign policy, the European Parliament’s Foreign Affairs Committee Chair, David McAllister explains why it is now more important than ever that the EU reinforces its role as a global leader, while Dinesh Dhamija, chair of Parliament’s delegation to India, tells us why the EU must resist the temptation to interfere in the Kashmir dispute. 

Among our special features this issue is “Smart Villages”, featuring comment from MEPs Franc Bogovič, Clara Aguilera, Engin Eroglu and Niklas Nienass.

We also bring you a review of this year’s European Health Forum Gastein and its focus on the challenge of integrating “disruption” into Europe’s healthcare systems, as well as coverage of the recent European Week of Action for Girls, an inspirational initiative to help shape a better world for all girls.

Finally, answering our five questions is Jessica Polfjärd vice chair of Parliament’s delegation to Mexico.