December 07, 2023

President Moon goes to Europe: what was, and wasn’t, achieved

While differences remain stark, the mood among EU leaders is shifting in Seoul's favor

President Moon Jae-in has just returned from a five-country trip to Europe, with North Korea at the top of the agenda.

His recent trip reinforced that Europe is sympathetic towards President Moon’s diplomatic push, but Seoul also saw first-hand that the EU is not fully supportive of every aspect of Seoul’s North Korea policy.