By Alexis Lefranc
It was December 2011 and Catherine Ashton could be satisfied with her efforts of the last two years. At last the European External Action Service (EEAS) had managed to find the office space and staff structure it needed to enter its first operational phase. Without raising the EU budget, the Commission had begun implementing the Lisbon Treaty provision on a common EU Foreign Policy.
EU Foreign Policy
EU Foreign Policy (FP), however, remains in its infancy. Beyond a paltry white paper dating back nearly ten years and limited to a brief assessment of security Lire la Suite