How “the political” can make the European external action service more effective in the eastern region

@article{Kostanyan2017HowP,
  title={How “the political” can make the European external action service more effective in the eastern region},
  author={Hrant. Kostanyan},
  journal={East European Politics},
  year={2017},
  volume={33},
  pages={355 - 370}
}
ABSTRACT Following the enactment of the Lisbon Treaty, the European External Action Service (EEAS) became a key player in the EU’s foreign policy. This article assesses and explains variations in the EEAS’ approach to the Eastern Partnership (EaP) region. It contends that EU Member States (MS) limit the discretion of the EEAS more in a bilateral than in a multilateral framework, thus accounting for varying degrees of political sensitivity. By restricting EEAS discretion to the level of… Expand

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