EEAS 2.0: A Legal Commentary on Council Decision 2010/427/EU Establishing the Organisation and Functioning of the European External Action Service

CEPS Paperbacks 2013

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Steven Blockmans

Centre for European Policy Studies (CEPS); University of Amsterdam - Amsterdam Centre for European Law and Governance

Christophe Hillion

Leiden University - Leiden Law School

Marise Cremona

European University Institute - Department of Law (LAW)

Deirdre Curtin

European University Institute, Department of Law, Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies; Amsterdam Centre for European Law and Governance

Geert De Baere

KU Leuven

Simon Duke

European Institute of Public Adminstration, Maastricht

Christina Eckes

Amsterdam Centre for European Law and Governance

Bart Van Vooren

European University Institute

Ramses A. Wessel

University of Twente - Centre for European Studies

Jan Wouters

KU Leuven - Leuven Centre for Global Governance Studies

Date Written: February 7, 2013

Abstract

The High Representative of the European External Action Service (EEAS) is held to provide a review of the organisation and functioning of the EEAS by mid-2013. This short and user-friendly legal commentary on the 2010 Council Decision establishing the organisation and functioning of the EEAS is the first of its kind. It is intended to inform those involved in the review process and to serve as a reference document for practitioners and analysts dealing with the EEAS. Rather than an elaborate doctrinal piece, this commentary is a textual and contextual analysis of each article that takes account of; i) other relevant legal provisions (primary, secondary, international), ii) the process leading to the adoption of the 2010 Council Decision, iii) the preamble of the Council Decision, and, iv) insofar as it is possible, early implementation. Wherever relevant, cross-references to other provisions of the Council Decision have been made to tie in the different commentaries and ensure overall consistency.

Keywords: European External Action Service, EEAS, Council Decision

Suggested Citation

Blockmans, Steven and Hillion, Christophe and Cremona, Marise and Curtin, Deirdre M. and De Baere, Geert and Duke, Simon and Eckes, Christina and Van Vooren, Bart and Wessel, Ramses A. and Wouters, Jan, EEAS 2.0: A Legal Commentary on Council Decision 2010/427/EU Establishing the Organisation and Functioning of the European External Action Service (February 7, 2013). CEPS Paperbacks 2013. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2213790

Steven Blockmans (Contact Author)

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Christophe Hillion

Leiden University - Leiden Law School ( email )

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Marise Cremona

European University Institute - Department of Law (LAW)

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Deirdre M. Curtin

European University Institute, Department of Law, Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies ( email )

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Geert De Baere

KU Leuven

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Simon Duke

European Institute of Public Adminstration, Maastricht ( email )

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Christina Eckes

Amsterdam Centre for European Law and Governance ( email )

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Bart Van Vooren

European University Institute ( email )

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Ramses A. Wessel

University of Twente - Centre for European Studies ( email )

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Jan Wouters

KU Leuven - Leuven Centre for Global Governance Studies ( email )

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Leuven, B-3000
Belgium

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