The Member States and the European Diplomatic Service – CEPS study. Contributor: Paul Ivan, CRPE affiliated expert

The Romanian Centre for European Policies would like to signal the release of a new study, on Reviewing Member States’ Commitment to the European External Action Service, by the Centre for European Studies (CEPS)  based in Brussels.

Paul Ivan, a CRPE  affiliated expert, is the author of the case study  concerning Romania. Based on interviews with diplomats from nine member states and members of the European External Action Service (EEAS), this study confirms traditions and perceptions of member states regarding cooperation with European institutions.

The work also reveals new aspects of the intergovernmental method of modelling EU foreign policy, especially the way in which different national positions could positively or negatively affect the consolidation of EEAS and the role of EU as an international actor. Therefore, the study brings an original contribution to the specific literature on one of the most discussed actor in EU’s post-Lisbon institutional architecture.

The study is available here.