EU Foreign Policy

EENI- School of International Business

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

  1. Introduction to the External Relations and Trade Policy of the European Union
  2. The European Union's Common Foreign and Security Policy (CFSP)
  3. The historical evolution of the EU Foreign Policy
  4. The role of the European Parliament and the European External Action Service (EEAS)
  5. The European Union and the World Trade Organisation (WTO)
  6. The enlargement and neighbourhood policies of the European Union
    1. The European Union Enlargement
    2. The European Neighbourhood Policy
    3. The Eastern Partnership. Agreements with Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine
    4. The Western Balkans
    5. The South Caucasus
    6. The Black Sea Synergy
    7. The Adriatic-Ionian Initiative
    8. The European Economic Area (European Free Trade Association) and Switzerland
    9. The Southern partners: Algeria, Egypt, Israel, Jordan, the Lebanon, Libya, Morocco, Palestine, Syria and Tunisia
    10. The Customs Unions with Andorra, San Marino and Turkey
  7. The Strategic partners of the European Union:
    1. The 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. The relationships beyond the EU Neighbourhood
    1. Russia
    2. The 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 no has relations with Iran
    4. Latin America and the Caribbean (EU-CELAC): Agreements with the Andean Countries, the CARIFORUM, the MERCOSUR (not in force), Mexico, Central America and Chile
    5. Africa: The Strategic Partnership with the European Union (Cotonou Agreement)
      1. Agreements with the CEDEAO, Cameroon, Ivory Coast, South Africa, Ghana, the SADC, the EAC
      2. The Agadir Agreement
  9. The trade regimes of the EU applicable to the countries in development
  10. The Generalised System of Preferences (GSP)
  11. The EU free trade agreements
  12. Introduction to the EU foreign trade
  13. The EU's Development Policy.
    1. The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development
    2. Financial instruments for external action
    3. The EU humanitarian aid
  14. Other regional institutions related to the European Union
    1. Asia-Europe Economic Meeting (ASEM)
    2. Central European Initiative (CEI)
    3. Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE)
    4. Council of the Baltic Sea States
    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 “The European Foreign Policy” are the following:

  1. To know the fundamentals of the European Union's Foreign Policy
  2. To analyse the EU enlargement and neighbourhood policies
  3. To understand the EU's relations with its strategic partners
  4. To analyse the EU's relations with other regions (Africa, America, Asia...)
  5. To understand the EU trade regimes applicable to the developing countries and the Generalised System of Preferences (GSP)
  6. To analyse the EU's economic agreements and free trade agreements
The subject “The EU Foreign Policy” is studied...
  1. Doctorate: Europe
  2. Online Masters: European Union, International Business
  3. Course: International relations of the European Union

Languages of study English or Spanish Politica Exterior French EU Portuguese EU.

Sample of the subject - The EU Foreign Policy:
European Union-Canada Economic Agreement

Description of the Subject - The 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. The preservation of peace
  2. Strengthening international security
  3. Promoting 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 the trade barriers faced by many European exporters.

European Union-South Africa Trade Agreement

US-EU Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP)



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