The EU 'Foreign Service': Under Construction

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dc.contributor.author MISSIROLI, Antonio
dc.date.accessioned 2011-01-12T09:30:47Z
dc.date.available 2011-01-12T09:30:47Z
dc.date.issued 2010
dc.identifier.issn 1830-1541
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1814/15282
dc.description.abstract With the operational launch of the European External Action Service (EEAS), exactly one year after the entry into force of the Lisbon Treaty, a key piece of the new EU external action puzzle falls into place. From now on, the game is likely to change, internally and externally. Yet change will be gradual and its pace will depend on a number of political and institutional factors. This paper analyses the preparatory steps that - throughout 2010 - led to the eventual establishment of the new service; the positions and stakes of the main players; the uncertainties that still linger on its development; and the main functional challenges it is likely to be confronted with. The EEAS is seen as a crucial test for the EU's capacity to operate more effectively on the international scene as well as for a more pragmatic and 'hybrid' approach to its institutional and policy set-up. en
dc.language.iso en en
dc.relation.ispartofseries EUI RSCAS PP
dc.relation.ispartofseries 2010/04
dc.subject European Union en
dc.subject foreign policy en
dc.subject Lisbon Treaty en
dc.subject EEAS en
dc.title The EU 'Foreign Service': Under Construction en
dc.type Other en
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