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The Constitutional Debacle and External Relations

Duke, Simon. (2005) The Constitutional Debacle and External Relations. EIPAScope, 2005 (2). pp. 15-18.

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    "The Constitutional Debacle and External Relations" argues that even with a ratified Constitutional Treaty, many of the innovations in the external relations area would have been difficult to introduce. In the absence of a Constitutional Treaty for the foreseeable future the author sees limited scope for major overhaul of EU external relations within the scope of the existing treaties and cautions against any temptation to cherry-pick the Constitutional Treaty. The current period of uncertainty calls for open, but structured, debate. In light of this the author argues strongly for the continuation of the deliberations of the working group on the European External Action Service, albeit in a slightly broader format, since their discussions could serve as a valuable platform for an open debate about the role of the EU on the world stage.

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    Item Type: Article
    Uncontrolled Keywords: European External Action Service.
    Subjects for non-EU documents: EU policies and themes > External relations > foreign/security policy 1993--(includes CFSP/CESDP/ESS)
    EU policies and themes > Treaty reform > Constitution for Europe
    Subjects for EU documents: UNSPECIFIED
    EU Series: UNSPECIFIED
    ["eprint_fieldname_eusries" not defined]: UNSPECIFIED
    EU Annual Reports: UNSPECIFIED
    Series: Journals > European Institute of Public Administration (Maastricht) > EIPASCOPE
    Depositing User: Phil Wilkin
    Official EU Document: No
    Language: English
    Date Deposited: 21 Mar 2006
    Page Range: pp. 15-18
    Last Modified: 15 Feb 2011 17:39
    URI: http://aei.pitt.edu/id/eprint/5946

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