“The European Union’s New Foreign Policy”, Martin Westlake (College of Europe, Bruges)

This book brings together senior practitioners and academic specialists to consider how the EU’s new foreign policy has been evolving and how the various actors are maintaining the holistic approach intended by the draftsmen of the 2009 Lisbon Treaty.

“Bringing together a stellar line-up of distinguished EU practitioners and LSE faculty members, Martin Westlake’s edited collection makes a timely contribution to better understanding the current challenges – and opportunities – for the EU’s external action ten years after the coming into force of the Lisbon Treaty. ” (Sieglinde Gstöhl, Director, EU International Relations and Diplomacy Studies, College of Europe, Belgium)

The book’s foreword is written by the EU’s outgoing High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, and now the College’s new Rector, Federica MOGHERINI. 

Martin WESTLAKE is Visiting Professor in Practice at the European Institute, London School of Economics, Visiting Professor at the College of Europe, Bruges, and a research fellow in the Department of International Relations at the London School of Economics. He has worked in the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe, the Council of Ministers and the European Commission, with the European Parliament, and since 2003, in the European Economic and Social Committee, where he served as Secretary General from 2008 to 2013. He has published widely on European institutions and on European and UK politics, including a major political biography of Neil KINNOCK.  Earlier this year he published a book on the Brexit and Britain’s difficult relationship with the Continent: Slipping Loose. The UK’s Long Drift Away From the European Union (AgendaPublishing).

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