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Syllabus of the Subject: Foreign Policy of the European Union.

  1. Introduction to the External Relations and the Trade Policy of the European Union;
  2. European Union's Common Foreign and Security Policy (CFSP);
  3. Historical evolution of the EU Foreign Policy;
  4. Role of the European Parliament and the European External Action Service (EEAS);
  5. The European Union and the World Trade Organization (WTO);
  6. Enlargement and neighborhood policies of the European Union
    1. European Union Enlargement;
    2. European Neighborhood Policy;
    3. Eastern Partnership. Agreements with Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine;
    4. Western Balkans;
    5. South Caucasus;
    6. Black Sea Synergy;
    7. Adriatic-Ionian Initiative;
    8. European Economic Area (European Free Trade Association) and Switzerland;
    9. Southern partners: Algeria, Egypt, Israel, Jordan, the Lebanon, Libya, Morocco, Palestine, Syria and Tunisia;
    10. Customs Unions with Andorra, San Marino and Turkey.
  7. Strategic partners of the European Union:
    1. United States;
    2. Canada;
    3. Japan: The EU is negotiating a free trade agreement and a strategic partnership agreement;
    4. India;
    5. China;
    6. South Korea.
  8. Relationships beyond the EU Neighborhood
    1. Russia;
    2. Arab countries: Agreements with the Gulf Cooperation Council, Iraq, Yemen;
    3. Asia: Agreements with the ASEAN, Indonesia, Singapore, Vietnam, Papua New Guinea, Fiji, Kazakhstan, Central Asia, New Zealand
      1. The EU has not relations with Iran.
    4. Latin America and the Caribbean (EU-CELAC): Agreements with the Andean Countries, the CARIFORUM, the MERCOSUR, Mexico, Central America and Chile;
    5. Africa: Strategic Partnership with the European Union (Cotonou Agreement)
      1. Agreements with the CEDEAO, Cameroon, Ivory Coast, South Africa, Ghana, SADC, EAC;
      2. Agadir Agreement.
  9. EU Trade regimes applicable to the developing countries;
  10. Generalized System of Preferences (GSP);
  11. EU free trade agreements;
  12. Introduction to the EU foreign trade;
  13. EU's Development Policy.
    1. 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development;
    2. Financial instruments for the external action;
    3. EU humanitarian aid.
  14. Other regional institutions related to the European Union
    1. Asia-Europe Meeting (ASEM);
    2. Central European Initiative (CEI);
    3. Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE);
    4. Council of the Baltic Sea States (CBSS);
    5. Regional Cooperation Council (RCC);
    6. South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC)(Observer);
    7. United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE).

The objectives of the subject “European Foreign Policy” are the following:

  1. To know the fundamentals of the European Union's Foreign Policy;
  2. To analyze the EU enlargement and Neighborhood policies;
  3. To understand the EU's relations with its strategic partners;
  4. To analyze the EU's relations with other regions (Africa, America, Asia...);
  5. To understand the EU trade regimes applicable to the developing countries and the Generalized System of Preferences (GSP);
  6. To analyze the EU economic agreements and free trade agreements.

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The Subject “EU Foreign Policy” belongs to the following Online Higher Educational Programs taught by EENI Global Business School:

Doctorate (DIB): European Business, World Trade.

Professional Doctorate in International Business (DIB). Online Education

Masters (MIB): International Business, Foreign Trade.

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Foreign Policy of the European Union

In 1993 the European Union created the Foreign and Security Policy.

The European Parliament oversees the EU Foreign Policy through the European External Action Service.

The objectives of the EU Foreign Policy are:

  1. Peace Preservation;
  2. Strengthening the international security;
  3. Promoting the international cooperation;
  4. Fostering the rule of law, human rights and democracy.

Since the crisis of 2008, the European Union has promoted free trade agreements and association agreements with the third countries seeking, among other things, to reduce trade barriers faced by many European exporters.

Member Countries of the European Union: Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, France, Estonia, Finland, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain and Sweden.

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