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The United Nations and the European Union - An Ever Stronger Partnership

2006 Editor: Prof Dr Jan Wouters, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium
Editor: Frank Hoffmeister , European Commission - Legal Service
Editor: Tom Ruys , Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium



  • Published: 2006
  • Pages: xvii + 434 pp.
  • Publisher: T.M.C. ASSER PRESS
  • Distributor: Springer

The United Nations and the European Union: An Ever Stronger Partnership provides a comprehensive overview of EU-UN cooperation, identifying the role of the various actors involved in the decision-making process and its influence in areas stretching from environmental protection to human rights, crisis management, public health and the protection of refugees.

By collecting contributions by renowned EU and UN experts, diplomats and scholars, the book will be of interest to a wide range of readers, including academics, students, policy makers as well as civil society actors.

Specific to this book:

  • Allows readers to get a better insight into the way EU coordination is realized in practice in the various organs and whether this has proven successful
  • Allows readers to gain a better understanding of the rapid evolution of EU-UN cooperation in security matters; illustrates how this newly emerged partnership has been tested in the field
  • Illustrates how EU-UN cooperation has been/will be affected by the processes of EU enlargement and UN reform; makes up the balance of the present strengths and weaknesses of the partnership
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