|Author (Person)||Sanchez Barrueco, Maria Luisa|
|Publisher||University of Zagreb: Faculty of Law|
|Series Title||Croatian Yearbook of European Law & Policy|
|Series Details||Vol.5, 2009, p196-238|
|Content Type||Textbook | Monograph|
Following an empirical analysis of development co-operation tools implemented in Somalia over recent years, as well as a thorough assessment of the legal mandate and several shortcomings faced by the first EU naval military operation, EU NAVFOR-Atalanta, we conclude that the EU response to piracy is stretched and inadequate both on land and off-shore. Therefore, the reality contradicts to a great extent political statements at the EU level. A possible explanation for this somewhat frustrating outcome is provided by a theoretical examination of the objectives (besides having an impact on the ground in Somalia) behind EU Foreign Policy. Objectives linked to the visibility of the EU as a global actor, as well as the Europeanisation of foreign and internal policies of Member States will be particularly emphasised.
|Countries / Regions||Africa, Europe|