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Inventors and Gatekeepers? The EU Member States and the European External Action Service

This paper by Monika Sus 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 paper sheds light on the reasons for this paradoxical behaviour. Taking into consideration the timeline 2009−2014, it looks at patterns and dynamics of the mutual cooperation between the EEAS selected member states (Germany, Poland and the United Kingdom).

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Journal of Regional Security (2016)
Inventors and Gatekeepers? The EU Member States and the European External Action Service
by Monika Sus

About the author
Monika Sus is a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Hertie School of Governance and is responsible for the umbrella project within the Dahrendorf Forum.