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Restarting Negotiations for the Reform of the Security Council


In the framework of the IAI-University of Kiel project on “The European Union and the Reform of the United Nations” (Effective Multilateralism) and in the wake of the previous paper "UN Security Council Reform. Current Developments", this new study intends to go thoroughly into the inter-governmental negotiations carried out since February 2009 in order to understand if a tangible chance to reform the Council does exist in the foreseeable future. By offering an overview of all the relevant stances came out in the last months, the paper tends to focus on Italian and German positions as to understand what are the margins of compromise available between these two European countries today that the Lisbon Treaty is in force.

Paper prepared for the seminar on "The Reform of the UN Security Council: What Role for the EU?", Rome, 14 May 2010. Revised version: "The UN Security Council Reform Process: Recent Developments", in Joachim Krause and Natalino Ronzitti (eds.), The EU, the UN and collective security. Making multilateralism effective, London and New York, Routledge, 2012, p. 231-240.

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