European Foreign Policy Comparison Essay by Peter Pen

European Foreign Policy
Compares Europe's foreign policy to that of other nations.
# 68731 | 1,054 words | 4 sources | MLA | 2005

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Generally speaking, the EU does not have foreign policy priorities among its objectives, primarily because they can conflict with one another. This paper determines how the European Union's foreign policy differs from the foreign policy of a single nation state such as Australia or a global power such as the U.S.A. The paper also examines whether the EU has a consistent set of objectives in relations with its non-members.

From the Paper:

"It is difficult for the EU to speak with one voice on foreign policy as there are many obstacles to a unified EU foreign policy. A foreign policy that is formulated at the EU level will often be insignificant as it will be based on the lowest common denominator, or basically what the most reluctant complying member can accept. The goals of EU foreign policy will be limited by member state sensitivities designed to not offend their interests. This was evident in the EU policy towards Iraq in 2003 as EU states were divided and could only agree on inconsequential declarations based around the sensitivities of competing members".

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