50 years of EU foreign policy

Ben Tonra participated in a panel on EU foreign policy at the European Studies Centre at University of Oxford on 17 October 2019. 

University of Oxford in panorama view (Photo: Chensiyuan, CC-BY-SA-4.0)

About the event

What did 50 years of foreign policy cooperation, 25 years of Common Foreign and Security Policy, and 10 years of Lisbon Treaty reforms deliver for the international identity of the EU and its member states? Is the EU foreign policy system, with the current status of the High Representative as quasi-Foreign Minister and the European External Action Service fit for the changing international system? Can the EU deliver as non-traditional foreign policy actor in an increasingly contesting international arena?

This seminar is to scrutinize the past, current and future state of European Foreign Policy cooperation and of the EU as an international actor. In light of the appointment of the next High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy and the looming of a no-deal Brexit in October 2019, our roundtable participants are going to reflect on challenges and opportunities for European action in international affairs.

Ben Tonra (University College Dublin) participated in the roundtable discussion, which was chaired by Heidi Maurer. 

Event details (www.sant.ox.ac.uk)


European Studies Centre, University of Oxford 


Published Nov. 26, 2019 1:17 PM - Last modified Nov. 26, 2019 1:17 PM