воскресенье, 2 июля 2017 г.

EU foreign policy

Explain the meaning of the principle of conferral expressed in art. 5 TEU

The principle of conferral is a fundamental principle of European Union law. According to this principle, the EU is a union of member states, and all its competences are voluntarily conferred on it by its member states. This principle has always underpinned the European Union.

List the institutions and organs which have the largest impact on the Union’s common foreign and security policy (CFSP)

The European Council
The Council
The High Representative of the Union

Describe the difference between CFSP and other elements of EU external action

CFSP is the organised, agreed foreign policy of the EU for mainly security and defence diplomacy and actions. Other elements of the impact usually can be less diplomatic.CFSP shall be defined and implemented by the European Council and the Council acting unanimously.


Give at least four goals of EU external action

- safeguarding its values, fundamental interests, security, independence and integrity
- consolidation and support of democracy, the rule of law, human rights and the principles of
international law;
- assisting populations, countries and regions confronting natural or man-made disasters;
- helping develop international measures to preserve and improve the quality of the environment

List the main principles of EU external action

Democracy, the rule of law, the universality and indivisibility of
human rights and fundamental freedoms, respect for human dignity,
the principles of equality and solidarity, and respect for the principles

of the United Nations Charter and international law.

Describe the process of the conclusion of international agreements by the EU

The procedure is initiated by the Commission with providing recommendations concerning the conclusion of an international agreement. Having considered the recommendations of, the Council authorises by qualified majority a Commission to negotiate. The Commission holds the relevant international negotiations, consulting in the process with special committees appointed by the Board to perform this task.

At the end of the negotiations, the Council concludes an international agreement