European Political Cooperation - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780408106634, 9781483100562

European Political Cooperation

1st Edition

Towards a Foreign Policy for Western Europe

Authors: David Allen Reinhardt Rummel Wolfgang Wessels
Editors: François Duchêne
eBook ISBN: 9781483100562
Imprint: Butterworth-Heinemann
Published Date: 28th April 1982
Page Count: 192
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European Political Cooperation: Towards a Foreign Policy for Western Europe presents the conclusions of a study group on European Political Cooperation (EPC).

This book discusses the EPC and management of foreign policy, Luxembourg and Copenhagen reports, and coordination in the European council and council of ministers. The national inputs into EPC, EPC structures in the nine national capitals, problems of East-West relations, and political cooperation and Euro-Arab dialogue are also deliberated. This text likewise covers the Portuguese revolution and its aftermath, special relations with outside states, possible adaptations of the EPC's structure, and division of labor between the EEC and EPC.

This publication is suitable for students and researchers intending to acquire knowledge of the foreign policies for Western Europe.

Table of Contents

List of Contributors

Introduction to the English Edition

1 European Political Cooperation: A New Approach to Foreign Policy

1.1 Introduction

1.2 EPC and the Management of Foreign Policy

1.2.1 Internal Factors

1.2.2 External Factors: The Role of the Nine in the International System

1.3 EPC and European Integration

1.4 Conclusions

2 European Political Cooperation: The Historical and Contemporary Background

2.1 Introduction

2.2 Prehistory of EPC

2.3 The Luxembourg and Copenhagen Reports

2.4 Interests and Motives

2.5 The General Political Context

3 The Dual Structure of EPC and Community Activities: Problems of Coordination

3.1 Coordination in the European Council and the Council of Ministers

3.2 Participation of the Commission in Political Cooperation

3.3 Coreper and the European Parliament in Political Cooperation

3.4 Limits of Coordination

4 National Inputs Into European Political Cooperation

4.1 EPC and EEC: The Question of Separate Procedures

4.2 The Burden of the Presidency

4.3 The Role of National Parliaments

4.4 EPC Structures in the Nine National Capitals

4.5 The Need for Reform

5 the Nine At the Conference On Security and Cooperation in Europe

5.1 Problems of East-West Relations

5.2 The Preparation of the Nine's Coordinated Position

5.3 Conclusions: The Nine's Leadership Role in the CSCE

6 Political Cooperation and the Euro-Arab Dialogue

7 Euro-American Relations and European Political Cooperation

7.1 From the Formation of the Community to the Nixon Era

7.2 The Year of Europe

7.3 The Gymnich Agreement

7.4 The Relationship Between Us and European Diplomacy

8 Political Cooperation and Southern Europe: Case Studies in Crisis Management

8.1 The Portuguese Revolution and its Aftermath

8.2 The Cyprus Crisis of 1974

8.3 Troubles in Spain: The Burgos Trial and the Franco Succession

8.4 Conclusions: The Limited Potential for Crisis Management

9 European Political Cooperation at the Un: A Challenge for the Nine

9.1 The Un—A Challenge for European Political Cooperation

9.1.1 The Special Political Situation in the General Assembly

9.1.2 The Nine and the Other Western Countries

9.1.3 Special Relations with Outside States

9.1.4 The Security Council

9.2 The Work of the Nine

9.2.1 Instruments of Policy

9.2.2 The Common Approach and its Limits: Voting Behaviour

9.3 Conclusions

10 European Political Cooperation and Southern Africa

11 The Future of European Political Cooperation

11.1 Introduction

11.2 The Nine's Essential Areas of Operation

11.3 Future Functions of EPC

11.4 Possible Adaptations of the EPC's Structure

11.5 The Division of Labour Between the EEC and EPC

11.6 The Question of Accountability

11.7 Conclusions

12 Postscript 1982

Subject Index


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About the Author

David Allen

Affiliations and Expertise

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Reinhardt Rummel

Wolfgang Wessels

About the Editor

François Duchêne

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