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European Union Diplomacy

Coherence, Unity and Effectiveness - With a Foreword by Herman Van Rompuy

by Dieter Mahncke (Volume editor) Sieglinde Gstöhl (Volume editor)
©2012 Edited Collection 273 Pages

Summary

This volume looks at the changing goals and instruments of European Union diplomacy and examines the reforms of the Lisbon Treaty and their effects on the unity and coherence of EU external action.
The authors analyse institutional questions, particularly about the European External Action Service (EEAS) and the role of other EU actors in European foreign policy, and explore recent examples of EU multilateral, bilateral and unilateral diplomacy as well as the external perspective of third actors.
The study concludes by investigating the current and future training of the Union’s diplomats, which aims to prepare them for an effective EEAS. Will the implementation of the Lisbon Treaty reforms make the EU fit for the future? Can a common European foreign policy ensure that European interests are taken into consideration and that European values shape international relations? Will the European Union be an actor or an object on the international stage in the coming decades?

Details

Pages
273
Year
2012
ISBN (PDF)
9783035261721
ISBN (Softcover)
9789052018423
DOI
10.3726/978-3-0352-6172-1
Language
English
Publication date
2012 (May)
Keywords
European Union in international relations Development of EU diplomacy Implementation of the Treaty of Lisbon Actors in European foreign policy The European External Action Service and EU delegations The coherence of EU external relations
Published
Bruxelles, Bern, Berlin, Frankfurt am Main, New York, Oxford, Wien, 2012. 273 pp.

Biographical notes

Dieter Mahncke (Volume editor) Sieglinde Gstöhl (Volume editor)

Dieter Mahncke is Alfried Krupp von Bohlen und Halbach Professor Emeritus for European Foreign Policy and Security Studies and former Director of the Department of EU International Relations and Diplomacy Studies at the College of Europe in Bruges, Belgium. Sieglinde Gstöhl is Director of the Department of EU International Relations and Diplomacy Studies at the College of Europe in Bruges, Belgium.

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