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Bridging the Gaps in EU Foreign Policy

8 July 2015 12:00 pm
8 July 2015 1:30 pm

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Is the EU condemned to live with a permanently flawed foreign policy system? Six years after the Lisbon Treaty redesigned the EU’s external action framework, the union’s Common Foreign and Security Policy is still not living up to expectations. Is the gap between member states and the EU institutions unbridgeable? Or is there hope that these structural weaknesses can be overcome?

In his policy outlook, “The Path to an Upgraded EU Foreign Policy,” Carnegie’s Pierre Vimont maps out three key ways to make EU foreign policy work.

Vimont will discuss his recommendations on how the EU can overcome the split nature of its foreign policy. He will be joined by Sylvie Kauffmann, editorial director and columnist at Le Monde, and Bruno Maçães, Portugal’s secretary of state for European affairs. Carnegie’s Jan Techau will moderate.


Carnegie Foundation
Rue du Congrès 15

Cross-cutting TopicsInternational RelationsEurope