Robert Kissack, Pursuing effective multilateralism The European Union, International Organisations and the Politics of Decision-Making, Palgrave Macmillan, 2010
Author: Anna Bătrîn
Robert Kissack’s book, Pursuing effective multilateralism. The European
Union, International Organizations and the politics of decision-making is an
analysis of European Union’s foreign policy. The book has appeared as a result
of some previously developed studies, starting from 2003, after the US invasion
in Irak. It aims at underlining the changes that appeared in the European
Union’s foreign policy after this moment. Kissack offers a comparative analysis
of the European Union’s position in various multilateral organizations.
The role of the regions in EU governance By Carlo Panara, Alexander De Becker(Eds.), Springer Berlin Heidelberg, 2011
Author: Gabriela Carmen Pascariu
The evolution of the European integration process throughout 50 years
of institutional development has led to the creation of a complex governance
system, often weakly balanced, associating intergovernmental instruments and
methods with a supranational organization. Such an institutional structural
dualism is the result of the diversity of the member states strategic options
concerning the functioning and political perspectives of the European Union,
and of the functional logic of the governance system which was forced to
provide an answer to the association of several types of interests: those of
the Union’s, of the states’ (as basic entities of the Union), of the regional
entities’(very powerful and, in certain cases, with increased autonomy), of the
citizens’ (especially, after including in the treaties the European citizenship and
the direct relationship between citizen and Union).
Herman van Rompuy. An Analysis of the First Presidential Mandate
Author: Devis Ailoae
The Lisbon Treaty which came into force in December 2009 offered juridical personality to the European Union. An equally important thing brought by the new Treaty is the position of President of the European Council. He chairs the meetings of the chiefs of state or government of the member states. The institution has the role of creating the necessary impulses for the development of the European construction. The present approach has as goal the analysis of Herman van Rompuy’s first mandate at the Presidency of the European Council.
The main theme we will focus on is the stability of the euro area, implicitly the economic recovery of the European Union. From this point of view, we are interested in the actions of the European Council’s President for the harmonization of the member states’ opinions and the way in which he managed or failed to be a voice heard by the leaders of the member states.
Shaping the European Milieu: Germany and the European Neighborhood Policy
Author: Andreea Crina Horea
The article proposes an analysis of the ENP, of its goals and commitments, of its instruments and effects through the “eyes” of one of the EU’ s main founder states:Germany, rising the one important question: What is and what shall Germany’s part in the ENP be? My answer will be a summary of the analysis of four aspects of the German implication in the ENP: what are its interests in the ENP, considering the political change from Schroeder and his commitment to Russia (“Petersburg Dialogue), restraining Germany’s interests towards the East to Angela Merkel and the New Ostpolitik, promoting a new German view, independent of Russia’s will; furthermore, how does Germany see the ENP, proposing a comparison of the different approaches of the problem: the Christian-democratic one (Merkel) or the social-democratic one (Steinmeier).