Annegret Bendiek

The Networking of European Foreign Policy: From Cacophony to Choir?

SWP Comment 2014/C 48, November 2014, 4 Pages



The European Commission has created a new foreign affairs project team led by Federica Mogherini, the High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy. This institutional reform represents yet another attempt to overcome the incoherence between the CFSP and the European Union’s external relations. The expectations of a more networked foreign policy will only be fulfillable if the EEAS takes over inter-departmental strategic planning and Germany plays a leading role in flexibilising the CFSP/CSDP.

SWP Research Paper

Peter Becker
A New Budget for the EU

Negotiations on the Multiannual Financial Framework 2021–2027

Marco Overhaus
A Matter of Credibility

Conventional and Nuclear Security Commitments of the United States in Europe