Managing the decline of European diplomacy:
More burden-sharing in the EU is needed to counter the cuts in national foreign services
Kristi Raik & Teemu Rantanen
The Finnish Institute of International Affairs
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Due to the economic crisis and changes in the international system, European foreign services are facing budget cuts and need to re-focus their functions. They should utilize the potential for burden-sharing with the European External Action Service (EEAS) and its network of 141 EU Delegations.