Inventors and gatekeepers? : the EU Member States and the European External Action Service
Title: Inventors and gatekeepers? : the EU Member States and the European External Action Service
Author: SUS, Monika
Citation: Journal of regional security, 2016, Vol. 11, No. 1, pp. 55–74
External link: https://www.ceeol.com/search/journal-detail?id=351
This project reflects on the ambivalence of the EU member states in their relationships with the new institutional arm of European diplomacy – the European External Action Service, headed by the High Representative. While trapped in rhetorical support for stronger and better-coordinated EU foreign policy, the member states show little willingness to equip the newcomer with political mandate and room for action, and provide a case in point for the post- Maastricht integration paradox. The main aim of this paper is to shed light on the reasons for this paradoxical behaviour. Taking into consideration the timeline 2009-2014, the article looks at patterns and dynamics of the mutual cooperation between the EEAS selected member states (Germany, Poland and the United Kingdom).
Received: 12 November 2015 / Accepted: 25 April 2016
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