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VIMONT Pierre - EU Institutions and EU Foreign-Policy-Making (20h)

This course examines the ways and means of the EU institutions and administration when it comes to defining, deciding and implementing its foreign and security policy (CFSP) including its security and defense dimension. The EU sees itself as a global power of a different nature than other main actors in the international arena. It is often portrayed as a "soft" or "normative" power as an attempt to encapsulate the specific characteristics of CFSP. The course aims at understanding the internal policy-making and international negotiating processes of EU external action. For that purpose, it will address five main issues. First, the functioning of the institutional and administrative process is examined through the different players (Member States, EU institutions, Commission services, EEAS) and instruments concerned. The second session introduces the dual nature of CFSP and looks more closely on the current efforts to promote a comprehensive/integrated approach in the EU external action. The third session addresses a first set of case studies related to the elaboration of EU strategies (neighbourhood policy, EU/ACP partnership, migration policy). The fourth session explores another set of case studies applied to crisis management through some current topics (Iran, Syria, Libya, Middle East Peace Process). Lastly, the final session intends to reflect on the precise nature of CFSP, its positioning in relation to the subsidiarity and proportionality principles inscribed in the Lisbon Treaty and the lessons to be learned from the previous case studies to enhance EU foreign policy. // ECTS Card

Professor: Pierre VIMONT