Can Political Co-operation Survive?

Simon J. Nuttall

in European Political Co-operation

Published in print July 1992 | ISBN: 9780198273189
Published online October 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780191684005 | DOI:
Can Political Co-operation Survive?

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This chapter evaluates the survival chances of the European Political Co-operation (EPC). Optimists believe that the EPC Members States have already developed common positions on a wide range of issues based on shared information and that these have a cumulative effect on world affairs. The pessimists who criticize the EPC should be reminded that the EPC has already made significant contributions to the development of a common foreign policy, and it has also introduced a new dimension into the national foreign policy-making process, which no Foreign Ministry of Member States can ignore any longer.

Keywords: European Political Co-operation; foreign policy; world affairs; foreign ministry; political co-operation

Chapter.  5017 words. 

Subjects: European Union

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