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Nichtstaatliche Akteure und Interventionsverbot

Beiträge zum 39. Österreichischen Völkerrechtstag 2014 in Klosterneuburg


Edited By Andrea Bockley, Ursula Kriebaum and August Reinisch

Der Sammelband enthält die Beiträge des 39. Österreichischen Völkerrechtstages 2014 in Klosterneuburg zum Thema Nichtstaatliche Akteure und Interventionsverbot. Die ersten beiden Teile widmen sich diesen Themenbereichen. Der dritte Teil behandelt traditionell Fragestellungen aus der völkerrechtlichen Praxis und gibt mit Erfahrungsberichten der Außenministerien Österreichs, der Schweiz und Deutschlands Einblick in den Umgang mit Privilegien und Immunitäten internationaler Einrichtungen.
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Der Europäische Auswärtige Dienst (EAD): Pudel oder Cerberus? – Versuch einer ersten Zwischenbilanz

1. Einleitung


Michael Reiterer*

Der Europäische Auswärtige Dienst (EAD): Pudel oder Cerberus? –Versuch einer ersten Zwischenbilanz


The Treaty of Lisbon aims at establishing the EU as a political player in international relations in creating a European diplomatic service, called European External Action Service (EEAS), to support the EU High Representative for Foreign and Security Policy/Vice President of the European Commission (HRVP). A first review clause produced a flurry of reports, i.e. by the EEAS itself, the European Parliament, the European Court of Auditors, think-tanks and academia. However, reforms and the development of a grand strategy area were left to the second HRVP, F. Mogherini, who has to meet another review clause in 2015. In order to be able to punch its economic weight the EU will have to bring together all its “instruments – economic and political, development and security, crisis management and long term engagement – in support of a single political strategy. The Lisbon Treaty offers precisely the opportunity to build a modern policy for the modern world – moving beyond traditional ‘diplomacy’.” However, Member States and the European Commission remained reluctant to release power to enable the EEAS to effectively stir European external relations. The external effects of Community policies (trade, development, neighbourhood, enlargement…) supported and complemented by the Member States’ policies and actions are the main instruments, which the EEAS should help forge into a coherent mould to increase impact. Personnel from the EEAS and national diplomatic services need to establish an...

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