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The Commission exerts far more influence over EU foreign and security policy than is commonly recognised

Riddervold, Marianne (2015) The Commission exerts far more influence over EU foreign and security policy than is commonly recognised. LSE European Politics and Policy (EUROPP) Blog (10 Sep 2015). Website.

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Abstract

Given the political sensitivity of foreign affairs, the EU’s Common Foreign and Security Policy (CFSP) has generally been understood as one of the most intergovernmental forms of EU decision-making, with national governments maintaining high levels of control over their involvement in joint-actions. As such, it is often assumed that the European Commission plays only a minor role in the decision-making process, but is this actually the case in reality? Based on a recent study, Marianne Riddervold writes that the Commission has exerted a surprising level of influence over CFSP decisions. She argues that in light of these findings it may be necessary to reassess our understanding of how foreign and security policies are determined.

Item Type: Online resource (Website)
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/europpblog/
Additional Information: © 2017 The Author(s)
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe)
J Political Science > JZ International relations
Date Deposited: 27 Mar 2017 15:18
Last Modified: 14 Oct 2021 23:20
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/70986

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