And he said that participation in the CFSP
was a "crucial part of the hinge" joining the US and Europe in their trans-Atlantic alliance.
10 The draft document was prepared by the High Representative for CFSP
, Javier Solana and the Council Secretariat on the request of the General Affairs and External Relations Council which set out the details of the EU interests and aims with regard to non-proliferation of WMD.
governments--conceptually, in the case of CFSP
, "common" means
95) In less than a decade, the CFSP
developed from an idea in the SEA to a central part of the nascent EU.
For instance, MEPs urge the Council and foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton to keep Parliament duly informed at all stages of the procedure of Council decisions in the area of cooperation with third countries, including when third countries work with the EU in its crisis management operations, consistently with the EP's "treaty prerogative to be consulted in the CFSP
and CSDP [Common Security and Defence Policy] spheres".
From the very beginning, CFSP
proved to be exceedingly bureaucratic and involved an outsized number of actors.
The project of pooling sovereignty, particularly in the process of foreign policy coordination as seen with CFSP
, proves baffling for realist theorists.
Table 1 presents the considered conditions for cooperation with the ultimate objective of more coherent and consistent CFSP
leading to the increased actorness of the EU.
First, the CFSP
was (and still is) to be decided by the European Council (heads of governments) or the Council of the European Union (ministers), that is, by unanimous approval by the leaders or representatives of member governments.
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managing, implementing, and representing CFSP
In general, the development of the CFSP
was regarded as necessary in order to balance the European Union's economic and political roles as an international actor.