AbstractsPolitical Science

German and French contribution to CFSP

by Kamelia Panaiotova

Institution: Roskilde University
Year: 2014
Keywords: CFSP; Germany; Europeanization; France; EU external affairs; EU diplomacy; German foreign policy; French foreign policy; Franco-German Joint Letter
Record ID: 1122407
Full text PDF: http://rudar.ruc.dk/handle/1800/14003


This project contains the research area of Europeanization and how our selected EU member state has influenced the level of Europeanization through different initiatives. Europeanization is a theoretical concept which is applied to the level of EU politics. The theoretical concept consists of different approaches, and we have explained these and furthermore applied these approaches to the context of our project. We have selected two specific member states in order to limit our area of research. We have chosen Germany and France as we believe there are various examples of how these member states have contributed in promoting further Europeanization. In order to answer our problem formulation we have made use of two German-French declarations for our analysis. We have made use of the tools provided by the theory and applied these to the specific examples emphasizing how Germany and France may have attempted to influence EU level politics. In the project we conclude that Germany and France have made several attempts to influence EU Foreign politics, in terms of securing their own security as well as the European security.