Who represents the EU in external relations?

Who represents the EU in external relations?

Who represents the EU in external relations? Foundations of EU External Relations Law
– History of EU External Relations.
– EU as a global player.
– Treaty of Lisbon and future of EU External Relations.
– EU law and international public law.
– Direct effect and interpretation of international agreements in EU legal order.
Section B. EU external competences
– Legal foundations of the EU external competence.
– EU exclusive external competence.
– EU implied external competence.
– EU shared external competence.
– EU expressed and mixed external agreements.
Section C. Association contractual arrangements of the EU towards third countries
– The meaning and scope of “association” in EU external relations. Classification of EU
association agreements in EU external relations.

Is the EU bound by international law?


Who represents the EU in external relations?
– EU External Agreements aimed at the EU accession (Europe Agreements,
Stabilisation and Association Agreements between the EU and Western Balkan
countries, EC-Turkey association agreement).
– EU external agreements establishing association with third countries (European
Economic Area Agreement, EU – Switzerland sectoral agreements, EuroMediterranean Association Agreements (Turkey, Israel and other countries of the
Section D. Other contractual arrangements and selected external policies of the EU towards
third countries
– EU external agreements establishing partnership and cooperation with third countries
(Partnership and Cooperation Agreements).
– EU trade and development agreements with third countries (Cotonou Agreement,
Trade development and cooperation agreements, EU-MERCOSUR Interregional
– EU sectoral agreements: Energy Community; European Aviation Agreement.
– EU restrictive measures against third countries, companies and nationals.


What are the EU legal foundations?

– EU regional policies and cooperation: Mediterranean and Arctic regions and other.
Section E. The EU’s policies in the post-Soviet area; EU-Russia relations; EU- relations (EUUkraine Association Agreement). Legal and political appraisal.
– EU-Ukraine relations (European Neighbourhood Policy and the Eastern Partnership).
EU-Russia relations (Partnership and Cooperation Agreement, Partnership for
Modernisation, EU’s sanctions related to the annexation of Crimea and Russian
aggression in Eastern Ukraine).
– EU-Ukraine Association Agreement and Deep and Comprehensive Free Trade Area.