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How Could Slovakia and Other Member States Benefit in European Cooperation in Sharing Diplomatic Resources?

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COMENIUS UNIVERSITY IN BRATISLAVA
FACULTY OF SOCIAL AND ECONOMIC SCIENSES
INSTITUTE OF EUROPEAN STUDIES AND INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS

HOW COULD SLOVAKIA AND OTHER MEMBER STATES BENEFIT IN EUROPEAN COOPERATION IN SHARING DIPLOMATIC RESOURCES?
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2010                                                                                                                       Pavol Čobirka
1. What are diplomatic resources? 3
2. Cooperation of the member states 4
  2.1. Benefits of cooperation and transformation 4
3. Benefits of cooperation sharing common diplomatic resources 5
  3.1 Consular Affairs 5
  3.2 Global presence of the 27 6
  3.3 Administrative arrangements 6
  3.4 Rotating Presidency 7
  3.5 European External Action Service 7
4. Conclusion 8
References 9
How could Slovakia and other member states benefit from European cooperation in sharing diplomatic resources?

1. What are diplomatic resources?

If we want to talk about benefits of sharing diplomatic resources in the European Union we should define them first. The main diplomatic resource of the European Union is Common Foreign and Security Policy which is determined by European Commission and European Council. CFSP deals with many domains such as trade, development or humanitarian aid.   The article 11 from Treaty on European Union express that EU implements a common foreign and security policy which covers all areas of the foreign and security policy. The EU CFSP was established on 1st November 1993 in the Maastricht treaty. Since that time dynamic development of the European foreign policy started. The most important date for foreign policy was Lisbon treaty on 1st December 2009. Lisbon treaty did not replace the foreign policy of the member states but rather improved it. Since that time the post of High Representative was created and Catherine Ashton from Britain was approved by European Council for that position. Moreover, a unique EU department European External Action Service...

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