The European Union Between Its Regional Role and Its Global Ambitions in International Relations

Lopandić, Duško and Gordanić, Jelica (2021) The European Union Between Its Regional Role and Its Global Ambitions in International Relations. In: Europe in changes: The old continent at a new crossroads. Institute of International Politics and Economics, Belgrade; Faculty of Security Studies at the University of Belgrade, Belgrade, pp. 173-186. ISBN 978-86-7067-282-6

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The paper examines regional actions of the European Union, the major lines of its evolution, as well as the transformation of the strategic role of the EU and its continental position as a regional power. Despite being considered a successful regional actor, the EU is facing multiple geostrategic regional challenges, as well as fragmentation processes, which are especially characterized by Brexit. The paper also examines the role of the EU as a global actor. The Common Foreign and Security Policy (CFSP) is faced with the lack of genuine European identity, diversity of interests, and inefficiency of institutions. Besides the progress of the Common Security and Defence Policy (CSDP) from soft to hard power, NATO remains the backbone of European security. The role of the EU in the UN had been weakened after Brexit. The authors consider the EU Global Strategy from 2016 as a possible Renaissance of the EU Common Foreign and Security Policy and a factor of empowerment of the EU regional role and global ambitions in international relations.

Item Type: Book Chapter
Uncontrolled Keywords: EU, regional actor, global actor, Brexit, NATO, EU Global Strategy
Depositing User: Ana Vukićević
Date Deposited: 31 Jan 2022 09:48
Last Modified: 11 Jul 2023 13:35

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