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The Continuing Bipolarity of EU External Action

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The origin of this paper lies partially in a hitherto unpublished lecture that the author gave in 2011 at Ghent University, where Marc Maresceau has spent his professional career. The paper is offered in homage to a scholar who was one of the first to take a serious interest in the external relations law of what has become the European Union (EU). The main theme is the continuing bipolarity in the organisation of EU external action, as between the Union's competence in the field of the common foreign and security policy (CFSP), and its competences in the various fields of external action that are the subject of legal bases found in the TFEU. The paper explains the elements that mark the particularity of the legal arrangements applicable to the CFSP, with the emphasis upon changes brought about by the Treaty of Lisbon (Lisbon Treaty).

Keywords: common foreign and security policy (CFSP); European Union (EU); Marc Maresceau; TFEU



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