) delegations and eumemberstates’ 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 eu Delegation in Ankara is an extending arm of the European
delegations are staffed, in different departments, with a mixture of personnel from the eeas , the European Commission, national diplomats, but also local employees. Like eumemberstates’ embassies, eu delegations are tasked with traditional diplomatic functions: to represent the eu , as well as to
to investigate how the eu delegations, in interaction with eumemberstates’ embassies, have come to define their diplomatic tasks within the eu ’s hybrid foreign-policy system, where the Union’s external relations fall under the competence of the eu delegations, while the task of political
-up input from eu delegations and eumemberstates’ embassies defined the ‘new’ form of cooperation without too much external interference. Articles in this special issue show various forms of cooperation that emerged in different places, but also significant convergence of practices.
with partners such as the Delegation of the EU, EUmemberstates’ embassies and the County Councils for European Integration. Events also include two-day series of lectures for students, entitled ‘Days of the EU’, which are aimed at informing them about the adjustments resulting from membership. 15
delegations and in eumemberstates’ embassies in southern Mediterranean countries. The sample of interviews is relatively representative of the pool of eu ambassadors for the southern Mediterranean countries, six of whom (out of eight) were interviewed, in two cases twice. The sample is not fully
Research Network, 2012), p. 5.
72 For example, the organization of cultural activities together, or on a rotating basis, with eumemberstates’ embassies.
73 Simon Duke notes that the administrative functions are something ‘member states were loath to do’; see Simon Duke, ‘The Practices of Post
memberstates’ embassies. To depict the main narratives that the EU communicated to the Ukrainian public, the research draws on secondary literature, interviews with EU Delegation officials, social media posts, press releases, and newsletters by the EU Delegation to Ukraine and other EU
cooperation functioned best when only a limited number of EU member states were involved. 70 It seems to be a general impression in the Commission that the situation between EU delegations and EUmemberstates’ embassies is not competitive, 71 and there are regular meetings in third countries between