Is There Hope for EU Foreign Policy?

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Publication Date December 2017
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While the foreign policy reforms in the Lisbon Treaty have improved the European Union’s foreign policy machine, the EU’s overall international position has weakened in the ten years since the treaty’s signing. Insufficient leadership and dysfunctional institutional arrangements, the tendency of bigger countries to prioritize their national foreign policies, and the habit of some smaller ones to get free rides have all impeded effective collective action. The EU’s current consolidation, however, offers an opportunity for remedial action

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Carnegie Europe: Strategic Europe, 14.12.17: Merkel and Macron Need to Talk About EU Foreign Policy
ESO: Key Source: European Union Global Strategy

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