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The EU in international organisations post-Lisbon - the question of representation

Höckerfelt, Ida LU (2012) JURM02 20112
Department of Law
Abstract
The past century has seen a change in the global pattern of power; states are no longer the only recognized subjects of international law, also international organisations can assume that role. This has meant that the cooperation between these kinds of international actors has grown increasingly important. Also the EU is seeking to assert its identity on the international scene.

With the entry into force of the Lisbon Treaty in December 2009, two new agents in EU external affairs were introduced: the High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, and the European External Action Service. This has brought changes to the execution of the EU Common Foreign and Security Policy, both in the actors responsible for coordinating... (More)
The past century has seen a change in the global pattern of power; states are no longer the only recognized subjects of international law, also international organisations can assume that role. This has meant that the cooperation between these kinds of international actors has grown increasingly important. Also the EU is seeking to assert its identity on the international scene.

With the entry into force of the Lisbon Treaty in December 2009, two new agents in EU external affairs were introduced: the High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, and the European External Action Service. This has brought changes to the execution of the EU Common Foreign and Security Policy, both in the actors responsible for coordinating the common EU position and how that position shall be presented at international fora across the world. The Lisbon Treaty provisions that representation of the EU in the area of Common Foreign and Security Policy shall be the responsibility of the High Representative, with the assistance of the European External Action Service. This is an effort to at the same time provide the basis for a more unified external voice of the EU and ensure the coordination of the Member States’ foreign policies, to strengthen the position of the EU in international organisations.

This thesis seeks to describe the functioning of these new EU agents, as well as how these changes have been perceived by the EU Member States. (Less)
Abstract (Swedish)
De senaste hundra åren har inneburit en förändring i det globala maktmönstret; stater är inte längre de enda internationella rättssubjekten, även internationella organisationer kan anta denna roll. Detta har betytt att samarbeten mellan internationella aktörer har blivit allt viktigare. Även EU vill hävda sin identitet som internationell aktör på den internationella scenen.

I och med ikraftträdandet av Lissabonfördraget i december 2009 introducerades två nya aktörer inom EU:s externa relationer: den höga representanten för utrikes frågor och säkerhetspolitik, och den europeiska avdelningen för yttre åtgärder. Detta innebar förändringar i utövandet av den gemensamma utrikes- och säkerhetspolitiken, både vad gäller fördelningen av ansvar... (More)
De senaste hundra åren har inneburit en förändring i det globala maktmönstret; stater är inte längre de enda internationella rättssubjekten, även internationella organisationer kan anta denna roll. Detta har betytt att samarbeten mellan internationella aktörer har blivit allt viktigare. Även EU vill hävda sin identitet som internationell aktör på den internationella scenen.

I och med ikraftträdandet av Lissabonfördraget i december 2009 introducerades två nya aktörer inom EU:s externa relationer: den höga representanten för utrikes frågor och säkerhetspolitik, och den europeiska avdelningen för yttre åtgärder. Detta innebar förändringar i utövandet av den gemensamma utrikes- och säkerhetspolitiken, både vad gäller fördelningen av ansvar över den gemensamma EU-positionen och hur denna position ska presenteras i internationella fora i världen.

Lissabonfördraget stadgar att EU-representation inom området för den gemensamma utrikes- och säkerhetspolitiken ska falla under den höga representantens ansvar, och att den europeiska avdelningen för yttre åtgärder ska vara henne behjälplig. Detta syftar både att tillhandahålla en grund som kan ge EU en mer enad yttre röst och att säkerställa en effektiv koordinering av medlemsstaternas utrikespolitik, för att stärka EU:s position i internationella organisationer.

Denna uppsats syftar till att beskriva de roller som har tilldelats de nya EU-aktörerna, samt hur dessa förändringar har tagits emot av medlemsstaterna. (Less)
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Höckerfelt, Ida LU
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JURM02 20112
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H3 - Professional qualifications (4 Years - )
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EU law, public international law, external relations of the EU
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English
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With the entry into force of the Lisbon Treaty in December 2009, two new agents in EU external affairs were introduced: the High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, and the European External Action Service. This has brought changes to the execution of the EU Common Foreign and Security Policy, both in the actors responsible for coordinating the common EU position and how that position shall be presented at international fora across the world. The Lisbon Treaty provisions that representation of the EU in the area of Common Foreign and Security Policy shall be the responsibility of the High Representative, with the assistance of the European External Action Service. This is an effort to at the same time provide the basis for a more unified external voice of the EU and ensure the coordination of the Member States’ foreign policies, to strengthen the position of the EU in international organisations.

This thesis seeks to describe the functioning of these new EU agents, as well as how these changes have been perceived by the EU Member States.},
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