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Diplomatic Service

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The Next High Rep needs look beyond soft power NEW
Whose world order? – ECFR’s blog 4 Months, 3 Weeks, 6 Days, 4 Hours, 14 Minutes ago
One should hope that the next High Rep will help Europe shed its illusions about the impact of soft power. Europe’s security, interests, and values depend on it. With the world drawn to the riseRead more…...
Europadagen! NEW
Carl Bildt (SE) 2 Years, 6 Months, 2 Weeks, 1 Day, 23 Hours, 46 Minutes ago
STOCKHOLM: I morgon onsdag är det så Europadagen och det kommer att prägla också min dag. I riksdagen är det debatt om EU:s utveckling under det senaste åren, och där kommer vi alldeles säkert att höra vänsterpartister och Sverigedemokrater...
Le nouvel organigramme du service diplomatique NEW
Bruxelles2 2 Years, 6 Months, 3 Weeks, 3 Days, 13 Hours, 36 Minutes ago
(BRUXELLES2, exclusif) Le service diplomatique européen (SEAE) va être doté début mai d’un nouvel organigramme. B2 a pu consulter cet organigramme de près. Ainsi qu’annoncé, les principaux changements affectent la sphère de la poli...
Ashton toca fondo NEW
BlogEuropa.eu 2 Years, 9 Months, 1 Week, 6 Days, 3 Hours, 57 Minutes ago
José M. de Areilza 10 de febrero, 2012 Las urgencias de la crisis del euro hacen que con facilidad pasemos por alto el fracaso de la política exterior europea, en teoría reforzada con el Tratado de Lisboa. La primavera árabe ofrece varios estudio...
Il n’y a pas de fuite des cerveaux au service diplomatique NEW
Bruxelles2 2 Years, 10 Months, 2 Weeks, 16 Hours, 17 Minutes ago
(BRUXELLES2) En dressant le bilan d’un an de fonctionnement du service diplomatique européen, un responsable européen a démenti certaines informations parues dans la presse faisant état d’une « fuite des cerveaux »...
Un an de SEAE, le rapport de la Haute représentante NEW
Bruxelles2 2 Years, 10 Months, 2 Weeks, 3 Days, 18 Hours ago
(BRUXELLES2, exclusif) C’est un peu la réponse à la lettre des Douze. La Haute représentante pour les Affaires étrangères et la Politique de sécurité de l’UE vient de terminer le premier rapport d’activité du Service européen d...
Le bilan de l’année 2011 NEW
Bruxelles2 2 Years, 10 Months, 3 Weeks, 6 Days, 14 Hours, 15 Minutes ago
(BRUXELLES2) Voici quelques articles qui dressent le bilan de l’année 2011 sur les nouvelles institutions mises en place par le Traité de Lisbonne, les opérations de maintien de la paix en cours, en matière de politique étrangère, de déf...
Le service diplomatique : un an mais pas encore toutes ses dents NEW
Bruxelles2 2 Years, 10 Months, 4 Weeks, 16 Hours, 17 Minutes ago
(Bruxelles2, Bilan 2011) Le service diplomatique européen fête le 1er janvier sa première année d’existence. La naissance au forceps a laissé des traces. Mais le chemin vers une diplomatie européenne semble encore long. NB : cet article est u...
Deux ans avec Cathy… Plus que trois ans ! NEW
Bruxelles2 2 Years, 11 Months, 1 Day, 2 Hours, 44 Minutes ago
(BRUXELLES2, bilan 2011) Trois ans… Je sais, c’est long ! Mais dites-vous bien que nous avons déjà réussi à tenir deux ans. Deux ans, en compagnie de la Baroness Catherine Ashton dont le manque d’initiatives n’est pas pour...
La lettre des Douze sur le service diplomatique européen. Que des « suggestions » ! par Nicolas Gros-Verheyde (Bruxelles2.eu) NEW
Regards citoyens 2 Years, 11 Months, 5 Days, 21 Hours, 51 Minutes ago
On pouvait croire qu’avec les mois qui passent, le temps des « lettres » à Cathy Ashton paraissait loin.  On avait eu effectivement la lettre des pays Benelux sur le SEAE, celle sur le Moyen-Orient de B. Kouchner, la lettre de...
La lettre des Douze sur le service diplomatique européen. Que des « suggestions » ! NEW
Bruxelles2 2 Years, 11 Months, 5 Days, 23 Hours, 8 Minutes ago
(BRUXELLES2) On pouvait croire qu’avec les mois qui passent, le temps des « lettres » à Cathy Ashton paraissait loin.  On avait eu effectivement la lettre des pays Benelux sur le SEAE, celle sur le Moyen-Orient de B. Kouch...
Défis, priorités et success story du service diplo selon David O’Sullivan, par Nicolas Gros-Verheyde (Bruxelles2.eu) NEW
Regards citoyens 3 Years, 3 Weeks, 5 Days, 3 Hours, 6 Minutes ago
« Dans un monde de plus en plus incertain et compétitif, nous risquons de perdre de l’influence – en tant qu’Etats individuellement comme en tant que groupe – à moins de pouvoir agir de manière plus cohérente » a averti le num
Meanwhile on planet Brussels NEW
Charlemagne's notebook (The Economist) 3 Years, 1 Month, 6 Days, 1 Hour, 33 Minutes ago
Paralysis in European foreign policy...
MEPs divided over success of EU diplomatic corps NEW
CTA Brussels Weblog 3 Years, 1 Month, 1 Week, 9 Hours, 20 Minutes ago
MEPs are split on the performance of the external action service (EAS) in the first year of its operation. They are equally divided on how the person who heads the service, EU foreign affairs chief Catherine Ashton, has performed in her high-profi...
Quel avenir pour le service diplomatique européen ? NEW
Regards citoyens 3 Years, 1 Month, 3 Weeks, 3 Days, 5 Hours, 19 Minutes ago
Le Service Européen d'Action Extérieur (SEAE) dont Catherine Ashton, Haute représentante de l'Union européenne, est en charge, connaît depuis sa naissance plusieurs difficultés. Les premiers reproches portent d'abord sur la désorganisation...
Daniel Cohn-Bendit à boulets rouges sur Ashton au Parlement... NEW
Le bloc note (de l'expérience européenne) 3 Years, 1 Month, 3 Weeks, 5 Days, 12 Hours, 26 Minutes ago
Daniel Cohn-Bendit à boulets rouges sur Ashton au Parlement européen. ...
The digital potential of EU diplomacy and the European External Action Service (EEAS) NEW
EU Digital Diplomacy 3 Years, 2 Months, 1 Day, 15 Hours, 32 Minutes ago
I was asked by a friend working on a thesis on EU diplomacy to share some insights on the digital potential of the recently established European External Action Service (EEAS). These are a few ideas I have been toying with and which I hope will be o...
SEAE : les luminaires français plus forts que la diplomatie européenne NEW
Europe 27etc 3 Years, 2 Months, 1 Week, 6 Days, 22 Hours, 53 Minutes ago
Qu’est-ce qu’on ferait sans les acronymes à Bruxelles ? En voilà un joli : SEAE. Bien connu des aficionados de la chose européenne, et complètement inconnu de 99,9% des Européens. SEAE pour Service européen pour l’action euro...
EU've just been Ashtonised! NEW
Open Europe blog 3 Years, 3 Months, 1 Day, 15 Hours ago
An interesting op-ed in Le Monde from Bastien Nivet of the Paris-based IRIS think-tank notes, "A new notion is beginning to dominate the debate on the international action of the European Union: the Ashtonisation of the EU. Inspired by the surname of...
Le budget voyages de la Haute représentante explose NEW
Bruxelles2 3 Years, 5 Months, 1 Week, 1 Day, 14 Hours, 39 Minutes ago
(BRUXELLES2) Avec les récents déplacements, la Haute représentante aurait consommé presque la totalité de son budget voyages annuel, entre 2/3 et 3/4 selon nos informations, alors que nous sommes à peine à la moitié de l’année. C’...
EU tar initiativ NEW
Carl Bildt (SE) 3 Years, 5 Months, 1 Week, 3 Days, 1 Hour, 42 Minutes ago
BATUMI: Även internationella media rapporterar nu om EU:s initiativ för att försöka få till stånd reella fredsförhandlingar i Mellersrta Östern. Catherine Ashton försöker nu att få till stånd en möte med den s k kvartetten och från ett...
Low ambition for the High Representative NEW
Charlemagne's notebook (The Economist) 3 Years, 6 Months, 2 Days, 1 Hour, 6 Minutes ago
Praised in Libya, the EU's foreign minister faces trouble at home...
Si vous bombardez, merci de prévenir avant ! NEW
Bruxelles2 3 Years, 6 Months, 6 Days, 6 Hours, 19 Minutes ago
(BRUXELLES2) Je croyais que l’on avait atteint le summum en matière de communication pour la Haute représentante, j’étais loin du compte. Nous avons assisté aujourd’hui – lors du briefing de midi – à un beau numéro...
The invisible Ashton NEW
Beyond Brussels 3 Years, 6 Months, 1 Week, 17 Hours, 23 Minutes ago
The american blogger EurAmerican ascertains that none of the major american media (besides CNN) covered Catherin Ashtons visit in Washington through a Google search. It’s not entirely true that they didn’t mention, as you can see in exam...
EU Diplomacy: More than the Common Foreign and Security Policy NEW
Foreign Policy Association - EU at 50 3 Years, 6 Months, 1 Week, 2 Days, 3 Hours, 57 Minutes ago
EU foreign policy chief, Catherine Ashton, is not unaccustomed to criticism. A fresh wave of critique was recently dished out by the Belgium foreign minister Steven Vanackere. Ashton was attacked for her “silence” on important issues. Vanackere a...
Bearish and Bullish on the EEAS NEW
EurAmerican 3 Years, 7 Months, 1 Week, 4 Days, 7 Hours, 17 Minutes ago
The transatlantic commentariat has said much about the early successes and failures of the European External Action Service (EEAS) and its chief, Lady Catherine Ashton. What follows are two diametrically opposed opinions on how EU foreign policy's be...
EU Foreign Policy: Kum-bay-ah or Machiavelli? NEW
Open Europe blog 3 Years, 8 Months, 2 Days, 4 Hours, 44 Minutes ago
The EU’s fledgling External Action Service has regularly been mocked for its naivety and ‘Kum-bay-ah’ approach; all too often it seems to base its polices on projecting a positive image of the EU, occasionally backed by some suitably bland stat...
Some thoughts on the new logo of the European External Action Service (EEAS) NEW
La Treizième Étoile 3 Years, 8 Months, 2 Weeks, 4 Days, 2 Hours, 16 Minutes ago
As the European Voice reports, the European External Action Service now has an official logo (shown left) which now “decorates” the EEAS website and the business cards of its staff. But the logo looks a little strange to me, and I cannot place my...
The sly return of ‘civilian power’? NEW
Ideas on Europe 3 Years, 8 Months, 3 Weeks, 2 Days, 22 Hours, 24 Minutes ago
Is ‘civilian power’ making a come-back? Why does Catherine Ashton seem so unwilling to have anything at all to do with supporting the enhancement of European military power?
L’organigramme du service diplomatique devient … définitif (Bruxelles2.eu) NEW
Regards citoyens 3 Years, 8 Months, 3 Weeks, 4 Days, 13 Hours, 38 Minutes ago
Un nouvel organigramme du service diplomatique est disponible : SEAE-Organ-@UE1102221 . Sur ce document, peu de changement a priori. Mais tout de même une évolution : le mot « provisoire » a été enlevé. Cet org...
« L'Europe ne s'engage pas pour les droits de l'homme, sauf si ça ne coûte rien » NEW
Euros du Village 3 Years, 8 Months, 4 Weeks, 11 Hours, 55 Minutes ago
Une discussion sur le SEAE et l'action extérieure de l'UE avec une jeune députée européenne qui monte - 1. L'invité / Politique étrangère, Allemagne, Politique européenne, Service Européen pour l'Action Extérieure (SEAE)...
Organisation Chart for the European External Action Service NEW
Migrants at Sea 3 Years, 8 Months, 4 Weeks, 18 Hours, 39 Minutes ago
I can’t figure out how to post a legible chart, you therefore need to view the chart on the EEAS web site (click here) to fully comprehend (if possible) the organisational structure of the EEAS.  Presumably this is a work … Continue read...
Ashton: „We can offer Egypt some experience“ NEW
Treffpunkt Europa 3 Years, 9 Months, 1 Week, 3 Days, 4 Hours, 28 Minutes ago
Der 11. Februar 2011 läutet ein neues Kapitel in den Beziehungen Europas mit der „arabischen Welt“ ein. In Ägypten besteht die Chance auf Demokratie. Europa will dabei helfen, sagte die Hohe Repräsentantin der EU, Catherine Ashton unmittelbar...
Dining with Dictators | Open Society Foundations Blog NEW
blog.soros.org, 3 Years, 9 Months, 2 Weeks, 20 Hours, 42 Minutes ago
Complaining about the EEAS NEW
Small Talk 3 Years, 9 Months, 2 Weeks, 2 Days, 12 Hours, 51 Minutes ago
Not complaining about the news coming from Egypt these days. What is taking place there offers real chances for democracy. But I don’t know much about Egypt in particular, and...
"Si tu croises Ashton sur le quai de l’Eurostar, à la gare, appelle moi." NEW
LB2S 3 Years, 9 Months, 2 Weeks, 4 Days, 16 Hours, 6 Minutes ago
“Si tu croises Ashton sur le quai de l’Eurostar, à la gare, appelle moi.” - La blague qui circule à Bruxelles le vendredi soir...
Und sie bewegt sich doch « planet in progress NEW
blog.zeit.de, 3 Years, 9 Months, 2 Weeks, 5 Days, 1 Hour, 14 Minutes ago
Und sie bewegt sich doch NEW
Planet in Progress (Die Zeit) 3 Years, 9 Months, 2 Weeks, 6 Days, 3 Hours ago
Wie die Europäische Union auf die Revolutionen vor ihrer Haustür antwortet Ein Protokoll Nein, Brüssel ist doch kein Raumschiff. Es ist ein gewaltiger Tanker mit einem 27-Zylinder-Dieselmotor. Bis das sperrige Aggregat anspringt und den Pott in F...
Is Jerzy Buzek the True Voice of EU’s Foreign Policy? NEW
European Union Law 3 Years, 9 Months, 3 Weeks, 2 Days, 1 Hour, 32 Minutes ago
Fellow bloggers Kosmopolit and John Worth have already weighed in on the (lack of) reaction by the European Union on the events unfolding in Egypt. Their analysis of the relative inactivity of the EU’s institutions is worth reading. What I …...
Ashton: you are the weakest link. Goodbye. NEW
Jon Worth's Euroblog 3 Years, 9 Months, 3 Weeks, 2 Days, 2 Hours, 8 Minutes ago
Foreign Ministers of EU countries are meeting today in Brussels, while at the same time protests against Hosni Mubarak in Egypt enter their 7th day. On his way to the Brussels meeting Swedish Foreign Minister Carl Bildt tweeted this: The right questi...
Egypten i fokus i Bryssel NEW
Carl Bildt (SE) 3 Years, 9 Months, 3 Weeks, 2 Days, 2 Hours, 29 Minutes ago
BRYSSEL: Med första morgonplanet kom jag hit några timmar innan det tidigarelagda utrikesministermötet skall börja, och det kan vara nyttigt ibland. Även om Vitryssland och Tunisien kommer att vara viktiga frågor på vårt möte är det uppenba...
EU diplomacy on Egypt: Business as usual NEW
Kosmopolito 3 Years, 9 Months, 3 Weeks, 3 Days, 1 Hour, 38 Minutes ago
As the story in Egypt unfolds it is interesting (and depressing as usual) to watch EU diplomacy in practice. Especially with all the talk about the "one voice in the world" and the reforms of the Lisbon Treaty (EEAS etc.).  Well, "quiet diplomacy" i...
European diplomacy to launch unprecedented exchange programme NEW
the Brussel Jungle 3 Years, 10 Months, 3 Days, 12 Hours, 46 Minutes ago
EEAS, the European External Action service, has officially launched only recently but seems to be bursting with international ambition already. BJ reporters were able to take a peak at a top secret internal report commissioned by non other than the H...
The European Foreign Office NEW
Coulisses de Bruxelles (Libération) 3 Years, 10 Months, 1 Week, 2 Days, 8 Hours, 13 Minutes ago
La baronne Ashton a délocalisé le Foreign Office, l’équivalent britannique du Quai d’Orsay, de Londres à Bruxelles ! C’est du moins ce qui apparaît à la lecture de l’organigramme du Service européen d’action extérieur (SEAE), le bra...
Ashton appoints EEAS Africa director NEW
CTA Brussels Weblog 3 Years, 10 Months, 1 Week, 3 Days, 12 Hours, 55 Minutes ago
British diplomat's appointment completes regional management of EEAS. Nicholas Westcott, the UK's ambassador to Ghana, has been appointed managing director for Africa in the European External Action Service. The appointment was announced by Catherine...
Participation in EU Commission meetings: A measure of Ashton’s lack of influence? NEW
Ideas on Europe 3 Years, 10 Months, 2 Weeks, 1 Day, 8 Hours, 7 Minutes ago
[…] I took a look at the Commission website and the page with the Commission's meeting protocols for 2010 in order to see how Ashton's participation rate was in comparison to others. […] I went through all the protocols of the Barroso II Commissi...
Humour anglais NEW
EGEA 3 Years, 10 Months, 2 Weeks, 6 Days, 5 Hours, 16 Minutes ago
Ainsi, l'organigramme du SEAE (Service Européen d'Action Extérieure) a été rendu public. Il faut voir l'air piteux et déconfit des Français, rien qu'à lire le Figaro de la semaine dernière (article du 28 décembre ) : c'est pas bon.
Una diplomacia europea que nace prematura NEW
Eva en Europa 3 Years, 10 Months, 3 Weeks, 3 Days, 18 Hours, 6 Minutes ago
Aunque ante un cambio de año en el calendario tendamos a perderle el respeto a las incertidumbres del destino, el futuro no deja de ser incierto y nuestro planeta presenta varias fallas geológicas y geopolíticas en forma de amenaza, por usar...
What does the EU want from Liechtenstein? NEW
Grahnlaw 3 Years, 10 Months, 4 Weeks, 2 Days, 1 Hour, 18 Minutes ago
Our latest blog entry on EU-Lichtenstein relations looked at what the web pages of the European External Action Service (EEAS) and the EU delegation to Switzerland and Liechtenstein offer interested citizens: 'EU communication on EEA and EFTA member...
Ashton nomme ses représentants dans les groupes de travail (Bruxelles2.eu) NEW
Regards citoyens 3 Years, 11 Months, 1 Day, 21 Hours, 22 Minutes ago
Dans tout le domaine des relations extérieures, c’est désormais un délégué de Cathy Ashton, la Haute représentante de l’Union européenne, qui sera chargé de présider les différents groupes de travail et comités du Conseil de l’...
L’organigramme du service diplomatique (remis à jour) NEW
Bruxelles2 3 Years, 11 Months, 6 Days, 21 Hours, 44 Minutes ago
Pour permettre à chacun de suivre les dernières actualités, voici l’organigramme du service européen d’action extérieure (SEAE) remis à jour avec les nominations déjà entérinées et celles qui doivent être annoncées sous peu (1...
Schonzeit für Catherine Ashton ist nun vorbei NEW
Franziska Brantner (MEP) 3 Years, 11 Months, 3 Weeks, 2 Days, 8 Hours, 42 Minutes ago
Brüssel. Am 1. Dezember jährt sich die Amtszeit von Catherine Ashton zum ersten Mal. Gleichzeitig nimmt der neue Europäische Auswärtige Dienst offiziell seine Arbeit auf, genau ein Jahr nach Inkrafttreten des Vertrags von Lissabon. Dazu erklärt...
Lessons from WikiLeaks NEW
The Federal Union blog 3 Years, 11 Months, 3 Weeks, 3 Days, 6 Hours, 4 Minutes ago
The classified documents leaked from the US State Department will cause a lot of embarrassment for a lot of people – the British government minister denounced as a “hound dog” around women, for a start – but is there anything to be learned be...
Time to rescue the EU’s External Action Service from the European Commission NEW
Dan Smith's blog (EU) 4 Years, 1 Day, 8 Hours, 23 Minutes ago
The air in Brussels is thick with a storm over the European External Action Service, basically caused by the European Commission trying to break its word. If unchecked, the course the Commission is taking would seriously damage the EAS’s potent...
Cathy Ashton, un an déjà… (premier bilan) NEW
Bruxelles2 4 Years, 5 Days, 3 Hours, 5 Minutes ago
(Analyse) Bon anniversaire ! Eh oui. C’était il y a tout juste. Un an déjà. La Baronness Catherine Ashton faisait son apparition dans la salle de presse du Conseil de l’UE, consacrée comme nouvelle « Haute représentante de...
Lisbon, the new diplomatic corps and federal Europe NEW
Le Taurillon 4 Years, 2 Weeks, 4 Days, 3 Hours, 54 Minutes ago
With the entry into force of the Lisbon Treaty we are (finally) witnessing a greater concentration of power of 27 Member States aimed at achieving a more unified foreign and domestic policy. In this article I shall focus on the issue of EU's common d...
HR Catherine Ashton nominates the top management of EEAS NEW
CTA Brussels Weblog 4 Years, 3 Weeks, 6 Days, 21 Hours, 44 Minutes ago
Catherine Ashton, the High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy/Vice-President of the European Commission has today announced the appointment of Pierre Vimont as the Executive Secretary General of the future External Ac...
Pierre Vimont, un poids lourd pour la diplomatie européenne NEW
Coulisses de Bruxelles (Libération) 4 Years, 4 Weeks, 1 Day, 11 Hours, 10 Minutes ago
C’est officiel depuis aujourd’hui, à défaut d’être une surprise : l’ambassadeur de France à Washington a été nommé par Catherine Ashton secrétaire général du Service d’action extérieur européen (SEAE). Pierre Vimont devient ains...
Lisbona, il nuovo Corpo diplomatico e l'Europa federale NEW
Le Taurillon 4 Years, 1 Month, 3 Days, 14 Hours, 44 Minutes ago
Con l'entrata in vigore del trattato di Lisbona assistiamo (finalmente) ad una maggiore concentrazione delle forze dei 27 Stati membri volta al raggiungimento di una politica interna ed estera più unitaria. In particolare mi soffermerei sulla questi...
EU Parliament Pushes Forward on EEAS Final Legislation NEW
EurAmerican 4 Years, 1 Month, 4 Days, 18 Hours, 34 Minutes ago
The European Parliament voted in a decisive show-of-hands vote today that it will move forward with the finalization of plans on the European External Action Service (EEAS). The vote was focused on relaxing staffing rules, following early demand...
EU “diplomats’ village” may be up to standard NEW
the Brussel Jungle 4 Years, 1 Month, 3 Weeks, 6 Days, 2 Hours, 54 Minutes ago
Foreign service professionals from several Member States had been becoming increasingly nervous about joining the European External Action Service being established by the Union’s High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy. Th...
Does Europe have a foreign policy yet? NEW
The Multilateralist (Europe) 4 Years, 2 Months, 21 Hours, 17 Minutes ago
I wrote earlier this month about the European Union's bid to get full speaking rights at this year's United Nations meetings. That effort failed: The EU hoped to get the new diplomatic season off to a flying start with a UN General Assembly res...
Изслушването на дипломатите – списък с приоритети или какво? NEW
Право на Европейския съюз 4 Years, 2 Months, 3 Days, 3 Hours, 20 Minutes ago
Комисията по външните работи на Европейския парламент е решила да поиска изслушвания на новите дипломатически представители на ЕС в Ки
Hearings of Diplomats – List of Priorities or What? NEW
European Union Law 4 Years, 2 Months, 3 Days, 3 Hours, 30 Minutes ago
The Foreign Affairs Committee of the European Parliament has decided to ask the EU’s new ambassadors to China, Georgia, Japan, Lebanon and Pakistan and the EU Special Representative (EUSR) to Sudan to come in for hearings. The aim is to …...
Irish influence in the EU NEW
Stephen Spillane 4 Years, 2 Months, 4 Days, 15 Hours, 32 Minutes ago
Something on the European Movement Ireland page twigged my interest towards the end of last week. On Wednesday the Catherine Ashton, EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs announced 27 new Heads of EU Delegation and 1 Deputy Head of EU Delegation...
Les nouveaux ambassadeurs de l’UE. Et les nommés sont… NEW
Bruxelles2 4 Years, 2 Months, 1 Week, 2 Days, 2 Hours, 36 Minutes ago
(mis à jour 4) Ainsi qu’annoncé (1), Cathy Ashton doit annoncer ce mercredi les premières nominations d’ambassadeurs de l’UE. Quelques indiscrétions, hier, avaient permis de donner quelques indications. Chose promise, chose due&...
Une vingtaine de nouveaux ambassadeurs de l’UE bientôt nommés (Bruxelles2) NEW
Regards citoyens 4 Years, 2 Months, 1 Week, 6 Days, 5 Hours, 5 Minutes ago
La Haute représentante de l’UE pour les Affaires étrangères, Cathy Ashton, devrait bientôt annoncer la nomination d’une vingtaine de nouveaux ambassadeurs de l’Union européenne. Elle devrait en faire part aux ministres des Affaires ét...
A seguir adicionam-na no facebook. LOL. NEW
Tratados 4 Years, 2 Months, 1 Week, 6 Days, 14 Hours, 14 Minutes ago
Foreign ministers lobby Ashton by SMS on top jobs EUOBSERVER / BRUSSELS – Foreign ministers lobbied EU top diplomat Catherine Ashton by every means possible including “by SMS” to get their candidates appointed to the new European Ex...
Ashton va anunta primii "ambasadori" ai UE in acest week end NEW
Menaru 4 Years, 2 Months, 2 Weeks, 1 Hour, 56 Minutes ago
Ministrii de externe ai tarilor membre ale UE se intalnesc vineri si sambata la Bruxelles, la reuniunea de tip Gymnich - reuniune informala - pentru a vorbi cu Catherine Ashton despre Serviciul European de Actiune Externa.Asa cum scrie si EUobserver...
Old boys club dominates EU diplomacy NEW
CTA Brussels Weblog 4 Years, 2 Months, 2 Weeks, 2 Days, 2 Hours, 14 Minutes ago
Belgian, Dutch, Italian, French and German men make up the lion's share of EU ambassadors abroad, a new study timed to coincide with a major recruitment round for the European External Action Service (EEAS), has said.
Van Rompuy songe à développer son propre service diplomatique NEW
Bruxelles2 4 Years, 2 Months, 2 Weeks, 3 Days, 22 Hours, 29 Minutes ago
Mais quelle mouche a piqué Herman Van Rompuy ? A quelques jours du sommet informel des Chefs d’Etat et de gouvernement consacré à la place de l’Europe dans le monde, le président (permanent) du Conseil européen semble s’être d...
Más belgas que mujeres entre los embajadores de la UE NEW
Traducción lengua de Europa 4 Years, 2 Months, 3 Weeks, 6 Days, 15 Hours, 48 Minutes ago
La políticamente caótica Bélgica podría ser, tal como un representante de una ONG nos transmite, “el estado fallido más exitoso del mundo”. Eso podría explicar por qué sus ciudadanos se muestran misteriosamente hábiles para escalar por la...
The Role of the High Representative and the EU's CFSP NEW
The European Citizen 4 Years, 3 Months, 1 Day, 9 Hours, 31 Minutes ago
Dan Smith has written a very interesting and well thought-out post on the state of the External Action Service (EAS) and its potential as well as what aims it should have. The Institute of International and European Affairs had a guest lecture on the...
The EAS: what it takes to succeed NEW
EPLO blog 4 Years, 3 Months, 1 Day, 13 Hours, 17 Minutes ago
Click here to read a blog post by Dan Smith, Secretary General of International Alert,  on the European External Action Service.
Agreement on EU External Action Service- DFID views NEW
CTA Brussels Weblog 4 Years, 3 Months, 1 Week, 16 Hours, 44 Minutes ago
A structure for the European External Action Service (EEAS) was agreed by William Hague and fellow EU foreign ministers.The new service, a product of the Lisbon Treaty, aims to strengthen the EU’s external reach and create a more joined-up approach...
European External Action Service: Still very much national! NEW
Le Taurillon 4 Years, 3 Months, 1 Week, 1 Day, 22 Hours, 54 Minutes ago
On 6th July, the European Parliament passed the European Council's proposal on the future structure of the External Action Service. One may welcome that such institution will exist at all, however, the way it was dealt with and especially how the Eur...
Editorial: The European External Action Service NEW
Le Taurillon 4 Years, 3 Months, 1 Week, 3 Days, 22 Hours, 54 Minutes ago
On 26th July 2010, during a General Affairs meeting, the Council of the European Union finally gave the nod of approval to the setting up of the European External Action Service, which many hope will mark the end of the inter-institutional wrangling...
Rubbing our noses in it NEW
England Expects 4 Years, 3 Months, 1 Week, 6 Days, 11 Hours, 42 Minutes ago
The new EU Ambassador to the United States has started off very well. Very diplomatically.Joao Vale de Almeida, for it is he has dug right in. According to the Washington post he has finally answered Kissinger's supposedly plaintive call,"In this are...
Europäischer Auswärtiges Dienst: noch viel zu national! NEW
Treffpunkt Europa 4 Years, 3 Months, 2 Weeks, 3 Days, 14 Hours, 27 Minutes ago
Am 6. Juli stimmte das Europäische Parlament den Vorschlägen des Rates über den Aufbau des zukünftigen Auswärtigen Dienstes zu. Zwar mag man sich darüber freuen, dass eine solche Institution überhaupt existiert. Doch ihre Organisation und der...
SEAE/PSDC : déclaration de la Haute Représentante concernant les structures de la PSDC NEW
Regards citoyens 4 Years, 3 Months, 3 Weeks, 10 Hours, 52 Minutes ago
Afin de permettre au Haut représentant de conduire la politique de sécurité et de défense commune, la direction "Gestion des crises et planification" (CMPD), la capacité civile de planification et de conduite (CPCC), l'État-major...
Summary of the Council Decision on the Organization of the European External Action Service NEW
European Union Law 4 Years, 3 Months, 3 Weeks, 18 Hours, 16 Minutes ago
The Council Decision establishing the organisation and functioning of the European External Action Service (EEAS) has been published in the Official Journal. The decision was adopted after some negotiations with the European Parliament, which, althou...
European Commission’s External Action Service approved by Council amidst protest NEW
the Brussel Jungle 4 Years, 3 Months, 3 Weeks, 6 Days, 7 Hours, 44 Minutes ago
The European Commission’s so-called Diplomacy Services, or EEAS for European External Action Service, has been approved by the Council yesterday, amidst quite some rumblings from different sides of the EU bubble. But not everyone rejoices, far...
Battle joined over new EU diplomatic service NEW
Brussels Blog (Financial Times) 4 Years, 3 Months, 3 Weeks, 6 Days, 9 Hours, 44 Minutes ago
Any day now the advertisements should go out for the top jobs in Brussels’ new diplomatic service – the European External Action Service, as it will be boringly known. If the optimists are right, the service will be anything but boring. It’s th...
Un Français à la tête de l'agence de renseignement de l'UE (Le Monde) NEW
Regards citoyens 4 Years, 3 Months, 3 Weeks, 6 Days, 20 Hours, 27 Minutes ago
Patrice Bergamini vient d'être nommé à la tête de l'agence de renseignement de l'Union européenne, une plate-forme d'échanges d'informations sensibles, a indiqué mardi 27 juillet une source diplomatique. Actuellement membre du cabinet de...
Will New Diplomatic Service Help EU To Speak With One Voice? NEW
EuroDialogueXXI 4 Years, 3 Months, 4 Weeks, 3 Hours, 33 Minutes ago
The European Union is just months away from launching a new unified diplomatic service. But any hopes that the new structure will bring greater focus and effectiveness to the bloc's foreign policy are probably premature, analysts say. READ MORE...
Einsparungen durch den EAD? NEW
C's Europa Blog 4 Years, 4 Months, 1 Week, 7 Hours, 39 Minutes ago
Der "Europäische Auswärtige Dienst" befindet sich nach zähem Ringen im Aufbau. Einige EU-Mitgliedsstaaten denken dabei schon laut über die Schließung von ein paar ihrer Botschaften nach. So z.B. Schweden, welches bereits vier Botschaften in ande...
European Parliament accepts the establishment of the EEAS NEW
Foreign Policy Association - EU at 50 4 Years, 4 Months, 1 Week, 3 Days, 17 Hours, 12 Minutes ago
The Parliament’s acceptance of the EEAS, the EU’s diplomatic corps, on July 8 was hailed as a ‘historic’ moment by the EU’s foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton. Of course, such words are necessary on special occasions. Nevertheless, Ashto...
We are where we are NEW
Open Europe blog 4 Years, 4 Months, 1 Week, 3 Days, 21 Hours, 56 Minutes ago
The phrase "we are where we are" was oft repeated in this evening’s debate in the House of Commons – but sadly for many MPs it seems that ‘where we are’ was anywhere other than the Green benches judging by the numbers in attendance.While a Ha...
Un servizio comune per una diplomazia europea minimale ? NEW
Euros du Village 4 Years, 4 Months, 2 Weeks, 3 Days, 18 Hours, 26 Minutes ago
Dopo lunghe ed intense negoziazioni, si precisano i contorni del Servizio Europeo per l'Azione Esterna, non ancora il suo avvenire. - 1. Analyse / Institutions, Politique extérieure, L'Europe du Traité de Lisbonne...
Accord sur le service européen d'action extérieure NEW
Regards citoyens 4 Years, 5 Months, 2 Days, 8 Hours, 54 Minutes ago
Réunis à Madrid, en "quadrilogue", la présidence espagnole de l'UE, la Haute représentante de l'UE pour les Affaires étrangères, la Commission européenne et le Parlement européen sont tombés d'accord sur la proposition de décision du Co...
E.U. Diplomatic Service Moves Closer to Birth NEW
CTA Brussels Weblog 4 Years, 5 Months, 2 Days, 16 Hours, 14 Minutes ago
After months of delay, the creation of the European Union’s new diplomatic service took a significant step forward Monday, opening the way for it to start phasing in operations by autumn. The new diplomatic service will employ several thousand dipl...