In a relatively short time, the EU has become one of the most important actors on the world stage. This updated second edition of The Foreign Policy of the European Union explores the goals and effectiveness of the EU’s external actions after adoption of the Lisbon Treaty. The book brings together prominent scholars and policymakers who provide an up-to-date view of the EU’s foreign policy merits and challenges.
“The role and place of the European Union in the world has been a constant question for all of the actors involved…. This book reminds us well of the importance of this question and offers a particularly welcome general overview during these times of doubt and pessimism.”—Pierre Vimont, from the foreword
December 18, 2009
Federiga Bindi holds the Jean Monnet Chair at the University of Rome Tor Vergata, and is a fellow at the University of Colorado at Boulder. Bindi has held several policy appointments in government, including serving as senior adviser to Italian Foreign Minister Franco Frattini, and as fellow serving on the U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee under Sen. John Kerry’s chairmanship. Bindi was a visiting fellow at the Brookings Institution from 2008 to 2010.