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The following post was contributed by Tobias Felix Franke. Tobias holds a Bachelor’s degree in European Studies from the University of Maastricht and Masters’ degrees in Contemporary European Studies: Politics, Polity and Society from the University of Bath and in EU International Relations and Diplomacy Studies from the College of Europe, Bruges. He currently works… » read more

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Let’s align!

Studies of the CSDP often tend to look into the institutional and operational side when analysing this policy field. However, to get a more comprehensive understanding of third-country participation with the EU, we should also look into the whole spectrum of EU foreign policy instruments these countries can affiliate themselves with. This includes so called… » read more

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(The following post was contributed by Tobias Felix Franke. Tobias holds a Bachelor’s degree in European Studies from the University of Maastricht and Masters’ degrees in Contemporary European Studies: Politics, Polity and Society from the University of Bath and in EU International Relations and Diplomacy Studies from the College of Europe, Bruges. He currently works… » read more

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Ready for everything

This fall two new «Battle Groups» are preparing for their six months stand-by period for the EU. Under the motto «ad omnia paratus», or «ready for everything», two thousand personnel from Sweden, Estonia, Finland and Ireland – and Norway – are gearing up for possible deployment in the spring of 2011. The EU has developed… » read more

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