This policy paper, one of the several contributions to the EGS project, focuses on the European External Action Service, aiming to describe and analyse some of the most important issues regarding one of the main instruments through which the EU can exercise its global leadership.
France by Vivien Pertusot, Head of Office in Brussels for the French Institute of International Relations (Ifri).
United Kingdom by Edward Burke, Associate fellow at FRIDE. During this project he was a research fellow on EU foreign policy and defence at the Centre for European Reform (CER), London.
Germany by Almut Möller, Head of the Alfred von Oppenheim Centre for European Policy Studies at the German Council on Foreign Relations (DGAP) in Berlin; and Julian Rappold, Research Assistant of the Alfred von Oppenheim Centre for European Policy Studies at the German Council on Foreign Relations, Berlin.
Spain by Ignacio Molina, Senior Analyst on European issues at Elcano Royal Institute, Spain; and Alicia Sorroza, Analyst on Foreign Policy and Security in Europe at Elcano Royal Institute, Spain.
Sweden by Fredrik Langdal, Researcher in political Science, Swedish Institute for European Policy Studies.
Netherlands by Louise Van Schaik, Senior Research Fellow Netherlands Institute of International Relations ‘Clingendael’, and Associate Research Fellow Centre for European Policy Studies.
Romania by Paul Ivan, EU affairs researcher affiliated with the Romanian Centre for European Policies. During this project he worked for the Centre for European Policy Studies (CEPS) where he focused on EU political and institutional issues and the European External Action Service (EEAS).
Portugal by Maria João Seabra, Foreign Policy Expert, CEA-ISCTE-IUL, Portugal.
Estonia by Elina Viilup, Research Fellow at CIDOB – The Barcelona Centre for International Affairs, and a Research Affiliate for the Estonian Foreign Policy Institute.