New Competition in Town James Mackie, In: Edith Drieskens and Louise van Schail (eds.). The European External Action Service: Preparing for Success, Dec 2010
James’s section first provides some contextual elements to situate the EU contribution to development cooperation, and the development provisions in the Treaty of Lisbon are then outlined. Key structural issues regarding the EEAS are raised and the roles of the High Representative and the EEAS in development are discussed.
There are many EU policies, both external and domestic, that are relevant to, and have an effect on, developing countries: development policy; CFSP/CSDP; trade; migration; agriculture; and fisheries, etc. So the Lisbon Treaty – with its promise of encouraging coherence in EU external policy – is very important for European development professionals.