An Evaluation of the Swedish EU Presidency: Difficult Setting, Pragmatic Style and Mixed Results

Langdal, Fredrik (2010) An Evaluation of the Swedish EU Presidency: Difficult Setting, Pragmatic Style and Mixed Results. Elcano Newsletter (64). 8 p.. ISSN 1698-5184

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Abstract

This ARI reviews the achievements and set-backs of the 2009 Swedish EU Presidency. The Swedish EU Presidency during the second half of 2009 delivered few surprises, pleasant or otherwise. In style, the Presidency is better characterised by pragmatic brokerage than by providing leadership for the Union. Progress was made on a number of issues, most notably the ratification and implementation of the Lisbon Treaty and the adoption of the Stockholm Programme concerning future cooperation in the field of freedom, security and justice. Also, the agreements on financial oversight and on a tentative exit strategy are worth highlighting, but on all these issues much work remains to be done. Among the setbacks, the failure to reach a comprehensive and legally-binding deal in Copenhagen on climate change stands out.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Estudio sólo disponible en inglés
Uncontrolled Keywords: Europa
Subjects: INTERNATIONAL COOPERATION > INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS > SINGLE EUROPEAN MARKET.
INTERNATIONAL COOPERATION > INTERNATIONAL ORGANIZATIONS > COUNCIL OF EUROPE
DEMOGRAPHY; POPULATION > ETHNIC GROUPS > SWEDES.
SCIENCE; RESEARCH; METHODOLOGY > COMPARISON; EVALUATION > EVALUATION
INSTITUTIONAL FRAMEWORK > POLITICS > POLITICAL LEADERSHIP
Divisions: Real Instituto Elcano, RIE
Depositing User: Jorge Horcas Pulido
Date Deposited: 01 Apr 2012 13:42
Last Modified: 01 Apr 2012 13:42
URI: http://biblioteca.ribei.org/id/eprint/1931

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