Shouldn't the EU take on a greater role as a geopolitical player?

The problem is that the EU pretends not to be a geopolitical player. It should be more engaged in its neighbourhood, especially in the area of security, to help resolve frozen regional conflicts. But the member states' different foreign policy priorities are problematic. The 28 disagree over the extent of engagement in the Eastern policy. Many states – mainly in the South – question the need for an…