What can and will the EU do?

In PRIF Report No. 75 Hans-Joachim Schmidt discusses the EU�s capabilities to support the Six-party process

After the North Korean weapon tests in July and October 2006, the European Union participated in the UN" sanctions. Nevertheless, Brussels has some unique tools to support the six party process and the regulation of the nuclear crisis: In contrast to other countries, the EU has increased its diplomatic presence in Pyongyang since 2001 and it has better access to information on the North Korean leadership. Political and diplomatic measures could help to strengthen multilateralism and create a more conductive environment for negotiations. Brussels can use persuasion and offer limited incentives, but without a strategic change in its approach to the Six-party Talks by one or both of the major protagonists, success seems less likely.
In PRIF Report No. 75 "Peace on the Korean Peninsula. What can the EU contribute to the Six-party process?" , Hans-Joachim Schmidt describes Brussels" relationship towards Pyongyang since 1995. Furthermore the author discusses the EU" capabilities to intervene and presents various scenarios for a solution to the Nuclear Crisis.

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