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The European Union and the Reform of the UN Security Council: Toward a New Regionalism?


The United Nations (UN) is a central reference for the performance of the European Union (EU) on the international stage and one of the most interesting platforms to test the effectiveness of the innovations introduced by the Lisbon Treaty in its foreign and security policies. In particular, the EU’s contribution to the reform of the UN Security Council (SC) represents a crucial policy and institutional input to assess the Union's capability to act. The new Treaty could allow the EU to play a more assertive role at the SC and pave the way for a new regionalism within the United Nations.

Documento preparato per l'Istituto Affari Internazionali (IAI), maggio 2011. La prima parte è basata su The Reform of the UN Security Council, paper presentato da Natalino Ronzitti al seminario "The Reform of the UN Security Council: What Role for the EU?", Roma, 14 maggio 2010. La seconda parte è basata su Towards a more effective UN Security Council? The EU's role in the post-Lisbon era, paper presentato da Nicoletta Pirozzi alla 12ma conferenza biennale EUSA, Boston, 3-5 marzo 2011.

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