FIIA Comment

FIIA Comment 11 (2014)   

Two foreign policy chiefs for Europe?
Donald Tusk’s election could boost the foreign policy profile of the European Council President

Publicerad 4.9.2014

Niklas Helwig
The Finnish Institute of International Affairs

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The appointment of Donald Tusk and Federica Mogherini indicates a further shift in the dynamics of EU foreign policy-making towards the European Council. The two leaders will have to avoid rivalry and use their powers in Brussels to improve the EU’s international profile.