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By Panos Koutrakos

Written via best specialists, this booklet specializes in relevant problems with the international coverage of the ecu Union. the problems explored contain: * how the EU's judges comprehend its dating with the foreign order; * the coherence of the Union's exterior motion; * the EU's coverage to its neighbours; * the typical protection and Defence coverage; and, * the EU's participation in overseas organizations. by means of addressing each one subject from a felony, political technology and diplomacy viewpoint, this suitable booklet highlights different views that those disciplines convey to the critical problems with the EU's international affairs, and starts off a talk among the respective groups. students and postgraduate scholars in eu and overseas legislation, politics, and diplomacy will locate this booklet worthwhile. it's going to additionally end up well timed for policy-makers within the european and foreign enterprises, in addition to imagine tanks and non-governmental enterprises specialising in eu affairs.

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In the specific context of the UN Security Council, the HR/VP will also assume an additional role. 40 On the ‘VP’ side of her mandate there are a number of interesting questions that arise with implications for the consistency of EU external action. 41 This implies that for all CFSP matters the EU will be represented by the High Representative, while at the level of the Heads of State or Government the President of the European Council will represent CFSP issues and the President of the Commission represents all non-CFSP matters.

These included the end of the Cold War, the slow emergence of a complex and still unstable multipolar international system in which Europe and the US appeared to play a lesser role compared to the rapid rise of China, Brazil and India. The election of Barack Obama in 2008 also promised great scope for revived EU–US relations following the unilateralism of the George W. Bush years (notably prior to 2007). 25 All of these challenges have one facet in common – they require a collective approach to their solution, both at the European level but also at the international level, since any solution lies beyond the resources and capacities of any one state.

Eu/ (accessed 25 January 2010). 55 Article 16(7) TEU. 56 Article 38 (ex 25, as amended) TEU. 57 The somewhat cumbersome chairing arrangements are reflected at the working group level. 58 All geographic preparatory bodies fall under a representative of the High Representative, as do horizontal (that is thematic) preparatory bodies and all CSDP bodies. ’59 The same document notes that whoever is appointed in a chairing capacity by the HR/VP shall ‘enjoy the confidence of the Member States’ and that person shall be drawn from the EEAS, or at least join the EEAS, for the duration of that task.

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