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The European External Action Service and the United Nations: a missed opportunity for self-promotion

16 May 2011
Megan Kenna (External authors)


After months of delay, the European Union has finally acquired an upgraded status at the United Nations. In this Commentary, Megan Kenna argues that the European External Action Service (EEAS) missed an opportunity to promote this success in response to its many critics. Although the passing of the UN resolution shows that the EU has effectively communicated its objectives within the General Assembly, now the EEAS must better communicate among EU leaders and to its European public.

The European External Action Service and the United Nations: a missed opportunity for self-promotion

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