Federica Mogherini at the conference Support the future of Syria and the region in Brussels. 25 APR 2018 Alex Viticella of European diplomacy Federica Mogherini called the EU’s “cultural superpower.” Political analyst Leonid Krutakov on radio Sputnik said that, in his opinion, is behind this statement.
EU high representative for foreign Affairs and security policy Federica Mogherini called the EU the world’s cultural superpower, noting important component of interaction in this sphere in the foreign policy of Europe.
“Culture is an integral part of our European foreign policy. We Europeans, on the definition of “soft power”. And even now, when we are investing more than ever in the development of our “hard power” – that sometimes it is necessary – our European defence, our strategic autonomy, which may need, we continue to be a cultural superpower. Let me tell you, the world’s cultural superpower”, – she declared at the opening of the book fair in Frankfurt.
“I definitely don’t need to convince this audience of the importance of cultural diplomacy. European countries have always understood the power of international cultural relations – first and foremost, for our economies, but also for our foreign relations”, – said Mogherini.