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The use of the European External Action Service (EEAS) for European foreign and security policy

2011 - 2012

The project examines whether and to what extent the new service can help increase the effectiveness and coherence of the Common Foreign and Security Policy of the EU. As part of the project, the IAI, in collaboration with the European Policy Centre (EPC) and the Centre for Studies on Federalism (CFS), organized a seminar on "The EU as a Global Actor: Challenges for the European External Action Service", held in Turin on April 8, 2011. The three research papers presented and discussed at the seminar, have since then been published in a revised and expanded version in the "IAI Working Papers" series:
» Rehashed commission delegations or real embassies?
» Can the EEAS be a model for the challenges of global diplomacy?
» The EEAS and the Western Balkans
In 2012, the IAI continued to analyse some of the crucial issues of the future EU financial perspectives, with the aim of putting forward new proposals designed to give substance to the EU’s role in the economy and the internal market, with an eye to the future of the Economic and Monetary Union (EMU). Special attention was paid to the possibility of using the budget to assist economic growth in a context strongly influenced by the economic and financial crisis and the sovereign debt crisis.

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