Resetting EU External Action: Potential and Constraints

The appointment of new leaders at the top of the European institutions in 2014 and the ambitious review calendar for2015 have raised expectations that the European Union (EU) will finally ‘get real’ about its common foreign policy. This policy paper by Nicole Koenig puts these expectations into perspective and formulates recommendations for more coherent, efficient,and strategic external action.

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