The unit's research agenda on EU Diplomacy hinges on two variables: i) the Lisbon Treaty's cosmopolitan worldview, the demand for a more integrated EU foreign policy, and institutional innovations in the field of EU external action; and ii) the role of EU on the international stage since its relative decline as a result of the economic and financial crisis, the rise of other powers and the strategic re-orientation of the United States towards the Asia-Pacific region.


Selected publications

Mogherini’s  first 100 days: Not the quiet diplomat

Differentiated Integration in the EU – From the inside looking out

EEAS 2.0: A legal commentary on Council Decision 2010/427/EU establishing the organisation and functioning of the European External Action Service and Recommendations for the amendment of Council Decision 2010/427/EU on the European External Action Service

The New EU Foreign Policy Architecture: Reviewing the first two years of the EEAS