Johanne Døhlie Saltnes

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    Why the debate over the European Development Fund is a question of politics

Why the debate over the European Development Fund is a question of politics

The European Development Fund (EDF) is the main instrument through which the EU provides development aid to African, Caribbean, and Pacific countries. However, there has been a long-running debate over whether the EDF should be formally integrated into the EU budget, or whether it should remain a separate fund financed by direct contributions from the EU’s member states. Johanne […]

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    Federica Mogherini’s first seven months in office: a balancing act between supranational and intergovernmental decision-making

Federica Mogherini’s first seven months in office: a balancing act between supranational and intergovernmental decision-making

Federica Mogherini took over as the EU’s new High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy on 1 November 2014. Tine E. J. Brøgger and Johanne Døhlie Saltnes assess her first seven months in office, noting that while the period has been characterised by instability both within and outside Europe, she has managed to successfully balance a desire for […]

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    Federica Mogherini has outlined an ambitious plan for EU foreign and security policy, but whether it is attainable remains to be seen

Federica Mogherini has outlined an ambitious plan for EU foreign and security policy, but whether it is attainable remains to be seen

Federica Mogherini officially took over as the EU’s new High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy on 1 November. Johanne Døhlie Saltnes and Tine Elisabeth Brøgger write on the strategy which has been outlined by Mogherini for her five year term. They note that while there are reasons to be optimistic about the substantive agenda and action plan […]

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