and efficient eu foreign policy. The Lisbon Treaty emphasized the strengthening of the eu diplomatic toolkit by establishing the European External Action Service ( eeas ) and radically reforming the eu ’s diplomatic representation. European Commission delegations were upgraded to eudelegations
transformed into EUdelegations. Taking over some of the responsibilities of the rotating Council Presidency, they are also responsible for representing the EU regarding the Common Foreign and Security Policy (CFSP).
This article examines this new type of delegation and highlights the main challenges that
) delegations and eu member states’ embassies find themselves, because of the combination of Turkey’s candidate status and the high level of emergency that many common foreign and security policy ( cfsp ) issues concerning the region represent. The euDelegation in Ankara is an extending arm of the European
The aim for a stronger and more coherent European Union ( eu ) has been reinforced by the Lisbon Treaty with the introduction, inter alia , of the European External Action Service ( eeas ). The creation of the eeas and the upgrade to eudelegations on the ground can be seen
European cooperation in the southern Mediterranean countries is a crowded affair. In this diplomatic landscape, eu member states have maintained and even increased their presence on the ground. eudelegations are also robust, in terms of size and composition, compared to other eu
terms of information gathering. EUdelegations have started to produce regular political reports that, although not identical to reports produced by national embassies, tend to fulfil a very similar function. Finally, the EEAS has also contributed to overcoming some of the limitations to information
EU has an active and passive jus legationis and manages its own diplomatic service. Through the years, the scope and number of diplomatic missions has strongly expanded. 27 Legal questions on EUdelegations and their status will be tackled below.
The EU’s External Relations Machinery and
European Union ( tfeu ) merely states that ‘Union delegations in third countries and at international organizations shall represent the Union’. 3 A closer look at the diplomatic practice, therefore, is not just enlightening, but requisite. At first sight, eudelegations’ activities do not differ
pages of the eudelegation to Egypt and that of the eeas . The fourth part is analysis of the content of the two pages with regard to three aspects: informing; engaging; and promoting. The last part focuses on the consistency or inconsistency of the eu ’s policies and rhetoric towards Egypt, using
Head of the EUDelegation to the United Nations in New York, United Nations; born: 1957, Lisbon, Portugal; education: Univ. of Lisbon; professional career: journalist; joined European Commission, 1982; held several senior positions within EC; Head of Cabinet of EC President José Manuel Barroso