The European Union as a Conflicted Trade Power – AP –

By Sophie Meunier
Journal of European Public Policy
The EU is a formidable power in trade. Much more problematically, the EU is also becoming a power through trade. Is the EU up to its ambitions? This article examines the underpinnings of the EU’s power as well as the major dilemmas associated with the exercise of that trade power. Strategies of accommodation will need to be refined in each of these realms if the EU is to successfully transform its structural power into effective, and therefore legitimate, influence…more

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