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Europe has a reputation for diplomacy with other regions, having some of the more long-standing relationships with other regions. We have signed few agreements out of fear of our sovereignty and ability to choose for ourselves and are guided by a principle of neutrality, that:
We believe we ought not mess in the internal affairs of other regions, lest other regions mess in our internal affairs. It's worked for Switzerland! This policy of neutrality has left Europe virtually unraided. While there have been past attempts, most have failed.
Our policy of abstention in Security Council affairs is a product of this policy, believing that we ought not choose a side in the Security Council by voting or taking direct action. If a region is to remain truly neutral, it cannot oppose the Security Council and thereby help one side or another by voting against. Nor can it take sides and vote in favour of a conception of 'justice' without judging for itself that one person's rights are more worthy than another's.
In effect, Europe has adopted a live and let live policy.
NOTE: For matters of foreign affairs, members of the European Commission are not members of the Government and do not speak on the Government's behalf in their authority as a Commissioner. The Commission is primarily a legislative body with the power to table proposals before the Parliament.
Frequently Asked Questions
- 1. What is the Foreign Office?
The Foreign Office comprises the people responsible for managing the foreign relations of Europe. It appoints ambassadors to serve in not only regions with which we have embassies but also regions which it deems important Europe be informed on.
2. How can I get involved?
There's always stuff that needs doing! If you want to get involved as an ambassador you should check out Ambassasor Requirments. If you don't want to be an ambassador maybe the General Staff would interest you.
3. How do I request an embassy?
Please do not just send an embassy request. It will likely be ignored. If you wish to establish an embassy with Europe it is best to consult Requesting an Embassy.
4. I'm a Foreign Ambassador to Europe. What do I do?
Get in touch with the Foreign Secretary (currently: The Poland-Lithuania Commonwealth)! They will be willing to give you a helping hand and help you get involved with the region.