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The Ukraine crisis has highlighted the flaws in the EU’s technocratic approach to foreign policy

Fägersten, Björn (2014) The Ukraine crisis has highlighted the flaws in the EU’s technocratic approach to foreign policy. LSE European Politics and Policy (EUROPP) Blog (08 May 2014). Website.

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Abstract

The crisis in Ukraine has exposed a number of shortcomings in EU foreign policy. Björn Fägersten writes on three key reforms which would strengthen the EU’s role in foreign affairs. He argues that the EU should develop shared long-term foreign policy goals, rather than relying on reactive measures to the actions of other states such as Russia. Second, the EU should break with technocratic approaches to foreign affairs and ensure that its policy-making becomes more politicised, driven by clear values and principles. Finally, he advocates an approach which recognises the importance of internal EU policy areas, such as energy and research, to foreign policy outcomes.

Item Type: Online resource (Website)
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/europpblog/
Additional Information: © 2014 The Author(s); Online
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe)
J Political Science > JZ International relations
Sets: Collections > LSE European Politics and Policy (EUROPP) Blog
Date Deposited: 31 Mar 2017 15:26
Last Modified: 08 May 2020 23:19
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/71978

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