To What Ends EU Foreign Policy? Contending Approaches to the Union’s Diplomatic Objectives and Representation

Author (Person) ,
Series Title
Series Details Vol.7, No.1, p11-29
Publication Date 2012
ISSN 1871-1901
Content Type


The strengthened Office of the High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy and the new European External Action Service (EEAS) presuppose a set of interests and/or values that the European Union (EU) wishes to pursue on the world stage.

But what are those interests and/or values and how does the EU reach agreement on them? Rather than simply ‘cutting and pasting’ from EU treaties and strategy papers, this article identifies seven distinct theoretical models of how the EU and its member states arrive collectively at a definition of their diplomatic objectives.

Source Link
Subject Categories
Countries / Regions