De Europese Commissie en het EU-Raadssecretariaat in het GBVB
For the European Union to exhibit some 'actorness' in the world of international relations req uires it to have a certain amount of autonomy from its constituent members. This article analyses, in this respect, the degrees of freedom the Council Secretariat and the European Commission enjoy in the context of the CFSP. While this EU policy is generally known to be intergovernmental, both institutions arguably do have some political influence over the substantive outcomes. This is not the result of formal competencies institutionalized in the Treaties, but rather of an accumulated process and content expertise in these institutions, which can be transformed into political influence via informal means.
How to Cite:
Dijkstra, H., (2008) “De Europese Commissie en het EU-Raadssecretariaat in het GBVB”, Res Publica 50(2), 123-147.