By Christopher Hill
The Actors in Europe's overseas coverage is a well timed survey of the interaction among the EU's universal overseas and defense coverage and the original nationwide overseas regulations of the Union's member states.
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However it is not always easy within this evolution to distinguish what part is played by convictions and what by circumstances; what derives from a philosophy and a vision of European construction and what has been imposed by the end of the Cold War and German reunification. Should the observed evolution be analysed within the framework of continuity, under the dead hand of traditions which affect French foreign policy, or does it signal a genuine will to change? Are we being presented with an old politics dressed up in new clothes or are we witnessing a true conversion to the idea of a common foreign and security policy?
Van Hoonacker (eds), The Intergovernmental Conference on Political Union, Maastricht, European Institute of Public Administration, 1992. 35 Moreover, it is significant that the implementation of Title V of the Maastricht Treaty did not result in any major change in the organization of the various departments of the Quai d’Orsay (Ministry of Foreign Affairs). The reform announced on 2 September 1993 left in place the dichotomy between economic and political affairs. (See F. ) A deputy general secretary in charge of European and Economic Affairs has authority over the Department of European Cooperation, which enjoys competence over economic cooperation and bilateral relations with the Twelve and with nations applying to join.
But the transition between the Socialist vision and a Europeanist definition of the problem cannot be explained solely in terms of the failure of the policy of economic recovery which had been adhered to for two years. It also derives from the renunciation of the utopias which had marked foreign policy at the beginning of Mitterrand’s term of office. The hope of a universal diplomacy which would combine national independence and an ambitious Third World policy has been gradually replaced by the recognition that Europe constitutes the appropriate and indeed necessary framework for a major state’s foreign policy.
Actors in Europe's Foreign Policy by Christopher Hill